Merrivale 6

Merrivale Row 6 WPP1070371

The western stone of row 6 in the foreground. The others just protrude through the turf.

Location

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 55344 74590     Lat 50.55310273  Long -4.0433458

 

Merrivale Plan

Simplified plan showing the stone alignments at Merrivale (Source: Butler, Google Earth and fieldwork).

Merrivale Stone rows 4 to 6 plan

Plan showing Row 6 at Merrivale. It may have once extended as far as the kerbed cairn

(Source: Survey at 1:200 by Sandy Gerrard).

Merrivale Stone rows 4 to 6 plan1

Interpretative plan showing Row 6 and adjacent archaeological features

(Source: Survey at 1:200 by Sandy Gerrard).

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 6.4m
No. of stones: 4 Size of stones: Only small
Tallest stone: 0.29m Shortest stone: 0.01m
Orientation: 85° Altitude: 330m
Upper end: – Lower end: Cairn?
Straight (Yes or No)  : Yes Sea View: Yes
Context:  Stone alignments, cairns, cist, stone circle, standing stone, prehistoric settlement  and reave
Notes:  This row may have once extended as far as the kerbed cairn to the east.

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No

Identification

Category: Probable. There is a possibility that the stones occur naturally, but on balance it is more likely that they represent the remains of a stone row. It is possible that this row together with Row 5 formed part of a double row.


Access Information

Car parking is available at SX 55313 75017 or SX 56050 74895. The row is a relatively short walk away from either car park. It is worth having a look at the stone circle a short distance to the north of the row. The row is easiest found by walking towards the large standing stone situated close by.


 

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