Sharpitor, North East

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.

Location

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).

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

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.


Timeline

VISITED:- 29th April 2013 and 13th May 2015

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 24th January 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 31st January 2018

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