View from south (Scale 1m).
|England Devon Dartmoor SX 55665 70617 Lat 50.517496 Long -4.037282|
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.
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.