Sharpitor, North East

View from east (Scale 1m).

View from east (Scale 1m).

Location

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 56136 70785     Lat 50.51905571   Long -4.03076878

Sharpitor NE plan

Simplified plan of the Sharpitor NE stone row (Source Butler, J., 1994, 46).

Characteristics

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
Notes:

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes

Identification

Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.


Photographs

Sharpitor NE WPDSCF1914

A pair of closely spaced uprights forming part of the row. View from west.

Sharpitor NE WPP1000984

View from south west.

Sharpitor NE WPP1090218

View from above and the east.

Sharpitor NE WPP1090223

View from above and south east.

Sharpitor NE WPP1090226

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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