Fernworthy 1 (North)

Looking northward along the alignment (Scale 1m).

A double stone row measuring 101m long, including at least 47 small-sized stones forming part of a cluster of three stone rows, a stone circle and five cairns. This row is situated in a forestry clearing on an east facing slope and is orientated NNE to SSW. The row may have sea view and landscape reveals.


England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 65538 84336     Lat 50.64313   Long -3.9030567

Map showing the location of Fernworthy 1 (North) stone row.

Simplified plan of Fernworthy stone alignments (Source: Google Earth and Butler, J., 1991, 163). 


Type: Double Length: 101m
No. of stones: 47 Size of stones: Only small
Orientation: 16° Altitude: 395m
Upper end: – Lower end: Cairn
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: Yes
Context: Stone alignments, stone circle and cairns

Other Information

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


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


This double row is composed of small and tiny stones many of which barely protrude through the turf. View from east (Scale 1m).

Tiny stones protruding through the turf (Scale 1m).

Looking south along the row (Scale 1m).

Looking south along the row.

Looking north along the row.

Access Information

Car parking is available at SX 65948 83908. From here head west on the forestry track to SX 65477 84039. In the clearing on your right are a stone circle, cairns and two stone rows. Fernworthy 1 is situated in a separate clearing to the north of the stone circle.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     PastScape     Historic Environment Record

Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor     Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks

Archaeology of Fernworthy Forest (pg 14)

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., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities – Vol. 2 – The North, Devon Books Exeter, pgs.162-165.


VISITED:- 28th April 2013 

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 24th January 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 31st January 2018

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