Fernworthy 2 (SE)

Three tiny stones protruding through the turf forming part of this alignment (Scale 1m).

A double stone row measuring 20.5m long, including at least 6 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 a terrace, is orientated north to south and leads south from a small cairn.

Location

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 65490 84070     Lat 50.64094874   Long -3.90369237

Map showing the location of Fernworthy 2 (SE) stone row.

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

Characteristics

Type: Double Length: 20.5m
No. of stones: 6 Size of stones: Only small
Orientation: 10° Altitude: 395m
Upper end: Cairn Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Yes Sea View: No
Context:  Stone alignments, stone circle and cairns
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

Tiny stones barely protruding through the turf. View from west (Scale 1m).

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 2 is situated in this clearing to the SSE 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 (pg13)

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.


Timeline

VISITED:- 28th April 2013 

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 24th January 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 31st January 2018

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