|England Devon Dartmoor SX 64367 77656 Lat 50.582847 Long -3.9171778|
Plan of Lakehead Hill Summit stone alignment (After Butler, 1991, 50).
|Type: Single||Length: 19.9m|
|No. of stones: 12||Size of stones: Small and medium|
|Orientation: 92°||Altitude: 420m|
|Upper end: –||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) :||Sea View: Yes?|
|Context: Stone alignment 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 row is composed mainly of small stones. A small group of people could have erected in a few hours. View from the south east.
Despite being relatively short the row is far from straight but seems to focused on Longaford Tor on the horizon.
Looking west along the row. The visual focus of the row seems to be the distant Longaford Tor.
View from above and the east. The sinuous character of the row is clearly discernible.
The row is composed mainly of tiny stones. It is remarkable that they have survived.
Looking eastward along the row. The westernmost stone is set across the orientation of the row which indicates that this is likely to have been the original terminal.
View from the north west.
View from above and north west.
Looking eastward along the row. Its sinuous character is obvious.
View from above and south west. Despite its short length no attempt has been made to make it straight.
Looking down on the row. View from west.
Car parking is available at SX 64611 78719. From here enter the forest via a kissing gate and head south uphill along the forest track to SX 64632 77600. Turn right and follow the footpath. After 100m you will reach the Lakehead Hill, East row. After visiting this row cross the western stile and walk for about 100m north west.
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.48-51.