Sharpitor, North West 1

View from south (Scale 1m).

View from south (Scale 1m).

Location

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 55665 70617     Lat 50.517496   Long -4.037282

Sharpitor NW plan

Simplified plan of the Sharpitor NW stone alignments (Source: Google Earth, Butler and fieldwork).

Characteristics

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
Notes:

Other Information

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

Identification

Category: Plausible. Despite the mangled state of this row no doubts have been expressed regarding its prehistoric interpretation.


Photographs

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At the western end of the row is a small round cairn. View from south west (Scale 1m).

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Looking westward along the row towards the small cairn at the western end. 

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The stone row is very fragmentary. View from west (Scale 1m).

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The stone row approaching the blocking stone at the eastern end.

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Blocking stone (behind ranging rod) at the eastern end of the row. View from above and west (Scale 1m).

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View from east highlighting the position of the Sharpitor NW 1.

Access Information

This is a very accessible stone row. Car parking is available adjacent to the row at SX 55678 70644.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     PastScape     Historic Environment Record

Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor     Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks     Sea Views

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. 44-45.

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