|England Devon Dartmoor SX 55394 74761 Lat 50.554672 Long -4.0427079|
Simplified plan showing the stone alignments at Merrivale (Source: Butler and Google Earth).
|Type: Single||Length: 60m|
|No. of stones: 14||Size of stones: Small only|
|Orientation: 26°||Altitude: 340m|
|Upper end: Cairn||Lower end: Pillar|
|Straight (Yes or No) : No||Sea View: Yes|
|Context: Stone alignments, cairns, cist, stone circle, standing stone, prehistoric settlement and reave|
Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.
View from above and south of Row 3. Rows 1 and 2 are visible in the background. The stones at the northern end of the row have been incorporated into a later cairn. This indicates that the row was earlier than the cairn.
View from the south showing the cairn and Row 3.
View from the south west (Scale 1m).
Looking across the row towards Row 2 in the background. View from south east (Scale 1m).
|Public Access: Yes|
|Land Status: National Park|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes|
Car parking is available at SX 55313 75017 or SX 56050 74895. The row is a short walk away from either car park. It is worth having a look at the well preserved Bronze Age settlement a short distance to the north of the row.
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., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities – Vol. 3 – The South-West, Devon Books Exeter, pgs. 23-29.