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).
Map showing the position of Fernworthy 1, other stone rows and sites.
|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 stone row is of Type D10. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.
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.
VISITED:- 28th April 2013
FIRST PUBLISHED:- 24th January 2016
LAST UPDATED:- 22nd November 2020