Shaugh Moor

View from the north (Scale 1m).

View from the north (Scale 1m).

Location

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 55430 63443     Lat 50.452886   Long -4.0379215

 

Shaugh Moor plan

Simplified plan of Shaugh Moor stone alignment (Source: Butler, J., 1994, 104).

 

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 179m
No. of stones: 71 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 28° Altitude: 258m
Upper end: Cairn Lower end: Pillar
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: Yes
Context:  Cairns, prehistoric settlements and field system
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

Shaugh Moor

The upper (southern) length of the row. View from north (Scale 1m).

Shaugh Moor

The row includes mainly small stones protruding only slightly above the turf. View from west (Scale 1m).

Shaugh Moor

The row leads up the slope at an angle. View from north (Scale 1m).

Shaugh Moor

The lower (northern) length is more distinct than the remainder. View from south (Scale 1m).

Shaugh Moor

In common with all long rows the Shaugh Moor alignment is sinuous in form. View from north (Scale 1m).

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View from above and north west of a short length of the row (Scale 1m).

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Looking south along the row (Scale 1m).

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View from above and north of the stone row (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Road side car parking is available at SX 55337 63758. From here walk south up the hill until you are clear of the china clay dump on your left. Carefully cross the road and head south east across the open moorland for about 260m.


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. 105-106.

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