This alignment mainly consists of tiny stones protruding through the turf (Scale 1m).
|England Devon Dartmoor SX 55671 70601 Lat 50.51735 Long -4.0369586|
Simplified plan of the Sharpitor NW stone alignments (Source: Google Earth, Butler and fieldwork).
|Type: Single||Length: 133m|
|No. of stones: 30||Size of stones: Small and medium|
|Orientation: 57°||Altitude: 370m|
|Upper end: Cairn||Lower end: –|
|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.
The single row at Sharpitor NW like its neighbour is very fragmentary in character. Perhaps the surprising thing is that they survive at all given their proximity to the road. View from above and east (Scale 1m).
The row towards the western terminal cairn. View from east.
This is a very accessible stone row. Car parking is available very close 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. 44-46.