Sharpitor, North East

View from east (Scale 1m).


England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 56136 70785     Lat 50.51905571   Long -4.03076878

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

Other Information

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.

Access Information

Car parking is available at SX 56120 70875. From here the row is a very short walk to the south.

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. 46-47.

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