Dense vegetation made it difficult to be certain that there was a stone row row at this location. View from east.
|England Devon Dartmoor SX 6500 6188 Lat 50.44117464 Long -3.902520802|
Google Map showing location of Sharp Tor NE stones
Plan of Sharp Tor, NE stones (Source: survey by Sandy Gerrard and Dave Parks at 1:200). Stones forming part of the alleged stone row are shown red and the positions of other stones in the vicinity shown black.
|Type: Single||Length: 12.5m|
|No. of stones: 6||Size of stones: Only small|
|Orientation: 8°||Altitude: 415m|
|Upper end: Cairn||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) : ?||Sea View: Yes|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Land Status: National Park|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: No|
Category: Uncertain. Fieldwork identified a short sinuous line of stones leading from near an irregular cluster of stones which could represent the much truncated remains of a cairn or even a stone circle. This line of stones is unlikely to be natural because there is no surface stone in the vicinity but interpretation as a stone row seems on the basis of the available evidence should be considered uncertain. The row seems rather sinuous for such a short length and there has clearly been much disturbance in the area. Future fieldwork under more sympathetic vegetation conditions may provide an opportunity for a re-interpretation.
Plan showing the position of the numbered stones.
Stone 1 measures 0.54m long by 0.28m wide, stands 0.18m high and is orientated at 165°. View from south east (Scale 1m).
Stone 2 measures 0.44m long by 0.26m wide, stands 0.15m high and is orientated at 119°. View from south (Scale 1m).
Stone 3 measures 0.36m long by 0.33m wide, stands 0.05m high and is orientated at 65°. View from south (Scale 1m).
Stone 4 measures 0.28m long by 0.18m wide, stands 0.23m high and is orientated at 119°. View from south (Scale 1m).
Stone 5 measures 0.25m long by 0.12m wide, is level with the ground surface and is orientated at 75°. View from south west (Scale 1m).
Stone 6 (not photographed) measures 0.27m long by 0.16m wide, is level with the ground surface and is orientated at 170°.
The stones are a short distance north of a substantial cairn. View from the south.
A clear view of Plymouth Sound is available from the site.
Car parking is available at SX 64338 59551. From here head east along the path to SX 65778 59971 then head north along the Two Moors Way to the site.