View from east (Scale 1m).
|England Devon Dartmoor SX 59947 62546 Lat 50.445996 Long -3.9739025|
Plan of Penn Beacon, South stone alignment. Recumbent stones shown green (After Butler, J., 1994, 191).
|Type: Single||Length: 32.5m|
|No. of stones: 11||Size of stones: Small and medium|
|Orientation: 107°||Altitude: 370m|
|Upper end: –||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) : No||Sea View: Yes|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Land Status: National Park|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: No|
Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.
View from north east (Scale 1m). The Lee Moor china clay workings are visible beyond.
View from the north west (Scale 1m). The bank beyond the row is a prehistoric field boundary known as a reave.
Looking southeast along the row (Scale 1m).
Car parking is available at SX 57055 63069. From here take the track leading north east which follows the northern edge of the Whitehill Yeo china clay pit. Follow this track to SX 59215 62584 then head east for about 700m. The row at Penn Beacon SW may be visted en-route.
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. 190-193.