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Looking south westward along the alignment.

Looking south westward along the alignment.

Location

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 59243 67071     Lat 50.4865   Long -3.9855071

Drizzlecombe Plan

Simplified plan of Drizzlecombe stone alignments (Source: Google Earth and Butler, J., 1994, 136). 

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 149.5m
No. of stones: 73 Size of stones: Small,medium and large
Orientation: 51° Altitude: 338m
Upper end: Cairn Lower end: Pillar
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: Yes
Context:  Cairns, stone alignments and prehistoric settlements
Notes:

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes

Identification

Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.


Photographs

Drizzlecombe

A line of stones leading north east from the re-erected terminal pillar. View from south west (scale 1m).

Drizzlecombe

Looking along the row. It is clear that this row is far from straight. View from south west (Scale 1m).

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Whatever angle this row is viewed from it is clear that it is far from straight (Scale 1m).

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Looking north east along the row.

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The row is composed mainly of small stones arranged in a sinuous line. View from south west (scale 1m).

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Looking south west along the row. Its sinuous character is clearly discernible.

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Looking from the cairn at the top (NE) of the row. Many of the stones close to the row have either been removed or buried (Scale 1m).

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Kerbed cairn in the foreground and row beyond. View from north east (Scale 1m).

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The row leads from a kerbed cairn at its upper end to a tall pillar at its south western end (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Car parking is available at SX 57887 67306. The row is about 1400m ESE of the car park across open moorland.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     PastScape     Historic Environment Record

Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor     Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks     Sea Views

Other References

Burl, A., 1993, From Carnac to Callanish – The prehistoric rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, Yale University Press, New York and London, pg. 215.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities – Vol. 3 – The South-West, Devon Books Exeter, pgs. 135-139.

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