View from east (Scale 1m).
A double stone row measuring 27.5m long, including 9 mainly small and some medium-sized stones situated in a col between high ground to the north east and south west. The row is orientated east to west and leads downslope from a cairn at the western end. There are several stone rows, cairns and prehistoric settlements with fields in the vicinity and a reave passes close to the eastern end of the row.
|England Devon Dartmoor SX 56136 70785 Lat 50.51905571 Long -4.03076878|
Map showing the location of Sharpitor, North East
Simplified plan of the Sharpitor NE stone row (Source Butler, J., 1994, 46).
|Type: Double||Length: 27.5m|
|No. of stones: 9||Size of stones: Small and medium|
|Orientation: 90°||Altitude: 345m|
|Upper end: cairn||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) : No||Sea View: No|
|Context: Cairn, reave and prehistoric settlement|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Land Status: National Park|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes|
Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.
A pair of closely spaced uprights forming part of the row. View from west.
View from south west.
View from above and the east.
View from above and south east.
View from above and north west.
Car parking is available at SX 56120 70875. From here the row is a very short walk to the south.
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. 46-47.
VISITED:- 29th April 2013 and 13th May 2015
FIRST PUBLISHED:- 24th January 2016
LAST UPDATED:- 31st January 2018