Holne Ridge

Pair of stones forming part of the alignment . View from south (Scale 1m).

A double stone row measuring 28m long, including 7 medium-sized stones situated on a west facing slope.  The row is orientated east to west and leads downslope from a cairn a short distance beyond the eastern end. There is another stone row, cairns and prehistoric settlements with fields in the vicinity.

Location

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 66742 71083     Lat 50.524313   Long -3.8812952

Map showing the location of Holne Ridge stone row.

Simplified plan of the Holne Ridge stone alignment. (Source: Butler, J., 1993).

Characteristics

Type: Double Length: 28m
No. of stones: 7 Size of stones: Only medium
Orientation: 85° Altitude: 373m
Upper end: Cairn Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : ? Sea View: No
Context:  Cairns
Notes:

Identification

Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.


Photographs

The south western end of the row. View from the east (Scale 1m).

Looking south westward along the row (Scale 1m).

Looking north eastward along the row. The cairn is visible at the top (Scale 1m).

Cairn in the foreground and row beyond. View from east (Scale 1m).

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes

Access Information

Car parking is available at SX 67544 71401. From here head south west across the open moorland for about 850m. This row can easily be visited at the same time as the one at Holne Moor.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     PastScape     Historic Environment Record

Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor     Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks

Other References

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities – Vol. 4 – The South-East, Devon Books Exeter, pgs. 194-195.


Timeline

VISITED:- 14th April 2013

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 24th January 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 10th February 2018

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