Penn Beacon, South

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
Context:  Reave

Other Information

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).

Access Information

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.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     PastScape     Historic Environment Record

Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor     Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks

Other References

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.

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