Sherberton Row

Copyright: Bill Radcliffe.

A double stone row measuring 117m long, including at least 34 small-sized stones situated on a north facing slope. The row is orientated north to south and points towards a stone circle a short distance away to the south on the other side of the hill. It is not known if the row ever reached the stone circle, but it seems likely.

Location

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 63915 73272     Lat 50.54334   Long -3.9219528

Map showing the location of Sherberton stone row.

Plan of Sherberton stone row (After Butler, J., 1997, 211).

Characteristics

Type: Double Length: 117m
No. of stones: 34 Size of stones: Small only
Orientation: 170° Altitude: 329m
Upper end: Stone Circle Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: No
Context:
Notes:

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No

Identification

Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.


Photographs

Tiny stone barely protruding through the turf at SX 63908 73377 (Scale 1m).

Tiny stone at SX 63908 73376 (Scale 1m).

Tiny stone at SX 63909 73367 (Scale 1m).

Tiny stone at SX 63910 73357 (Scale 1m).

Tiny stone at SX 63913 73355 (Scale 1m).

Tiny stone at SX 63912 73353 (Scale 1m).

A pair of tiny stones at SX 63913 73345 (Scale 1m).

Tiny stone at SX 63917 73331 (Scale 1m).

Tiny stone at SX 63919 73317 (Scale 1m).

Five tiny stones forming part of the Sherberton double stone row. Stones highlighted with white arrows can be seen more clearly on the Flickr image available by clicking on the photograph (Scale 1m).

Looking north along the row. All of the stones in this row are tiny (Scale 1m).

The surviving length of the stone row is situated on a north facing hill. It may once have extended as far as a stone circle situated just over the brow of the hill on a gentle south facing slope. Both the row and the stone circle are situated within enclosed farmland and as a result have been damaged. It is perhaps more remarkable that they have survived at all. View of the stone circle from the west (Scale 1m).

The northern arc of the stone circle. View from west (Scale 1m).


Acknowledgements

Help with the fieldwork was provided by Janet Daynes.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks

Other References

Butler, J., 1997, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities – Vol.5 – The Second Millenium B.C., Devon Books Tiverton, pgs.210-211.


Timeline

VISITED:- 23rd February 2018

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 24th January 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 3rd March 2018

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