Looking northward along the alignment (Scale 1m).
|England Devon Dartmoor SX 65538 84336 Lat 50.64313 Long -3.9030567|
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|
|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.
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.
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.