Tiny stones barely protruding above the turf (Scale 1m).
A single stone row measuring 540m long, including at least 99 small-sized stones forming part of a cluster of six stone rows, a stone circle and three cairns. This row is situated on the north and east facing slopes of a small hill , is orientated north to south and stands close to a later prehistoric settlement and partly within a coaxial field system.
|England Devon Dartmoor SX 66049 85707 Lat 50.65553304 Long -3.89640153|
Map showing the location of Shoveldown 1 stone row.
Simplified plan of the Shoveldown stone alignments (Source: Butler, J., 1992, 179).
|Type: Single||Length: 540m|
|No. of stones: 99||Size of stones: Small only|
|Orientation: 171°||Altitude: 418m|
|Upper end: –||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) : No||Sea View: Yes|
|Context: Stone alignments, stone circle, prehistoric settlements, field system and cairn|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Land Status: National Park|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes|
Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.
Most of the stones in this row protrude only slightly above the present day ground surface.
Car parking is available at SX 66205 86548. From here head SSW across open moorland to the stone rows.
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., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities – Vol. 2 – The North, Devon Books Exeter, pgs.178-181.
VISITED:- 28th April 2013 and 5th July 2016
FIRST PUBLISHED:- 24th January 2016
LAST UPDATED:- 13th March 2018