Fernworthy 3 (SW)

Southern end of the double alignment. View from north. Copyright: Alan Simkins.

Location

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 65479 84105     Lat 50.64100229   Long -3.90388264

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

 

Characteristics

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
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

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).

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 south 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.

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