View from south (Scale 1m).
A double stone row measuring 113m long, including at least 45 mainly small with some medium and large-sized stones situated on both sides of a ridge. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and has a sea view reveal and visual links to the landscape. There is a small cairn at the upper (WSW) end and a blocking stone at the lower (ENE) end. The row stands near three other rows, several cairns, prehistoric settlement, fields and reaves.
|England Devon Dartmoor SX 55665 70617 Lat 50.517496 Long -4.037282|
Map showing the location of Sharpitor, North West 1
Simplified plan of the Sharpitor NW stone alignments (Source: Google Earth, Butler and fieldwork).
|Type: Double||Length: 113m|
|No. of stones: 45||Size of stones: Small, medium and large|
|Orientation: 64°||Altitude: 368m|
|Upper end: Cairn||Lower end: Blocking stone|
|Straight (Yes or No) : No||Sea View: Yes|
|Context: Stone alignment and cairn|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Land Status: National Park|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes|
Category: Plausible. Despite the mangled state of this row no doubts have been expressed regarding its prehistoric interpretation.
This stone row is of Type D12. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.
At the western end of the row is a small round cairn. View from south west (Scale 1m).
Looking westward along the row towards the small cairn at the western end.
The stone row is very fragmentary. View from west (Scale 1m).
The stone row approaching the blocking stone at the eastern end.
Blocking stone (behind ranging rod) at the eastern end of the row. View from above and west (Scale 1m).
View from east highlighting the position of the Sharpitor NW 1.
This is a very accessible stone row. Car parking is available adjacent to the row at SX 55678 70644.
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. 44-45.
VISITED:- 29th April 2013 and 13th May 2015
FIRST PUBLISHED:- 24th January 2016
LAST UPDATED:- 31st January 2018