Southern end of the double alignment. View from north. Copyright: Alan Simkins.
A double stone row measuring 31m long, including at least 15 mainly small and some medium-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.
|England Devon Dartmoor SX 65479 84105 Lat 50.64100229 Long -3.90388264|
Map showing the location of Fernworthy 3 (SW) stone row.
Simplified plan of Fernworthy stone alignments (Source: Google Earth and Butler, J., 1991, 163).
|Type: Double||Length: 31m|
|No. of stones: 15||Size of stones: Medium and small|
|Orientation: 7°||Altitude: 395m|
|Upper end: Cairn||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) : No||Sea View: No|
|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.
View from north west (Scale 1m).
Looking south along the alignment (Scale 1m).
View from south (Scale 1m). Stone circle visible beyond.
Many of the stones barely protrude above the surface. Inevitably some will survive below the ground. Tiny stones are a feature of many rows (Scale 1m).
View from the south highlighting some of the tiny stones (Scale 1m).
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 south 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:- 31st January 2018