|England Devon Dartmoor SX 65955 86026 Lat 50.658441 Long -3.8977868|
Simplified plan of the Shoveldown stone alignments (Source: Butler, J., 1992, 179).
|Type: Double||Length: 182m|
|No. of stones: 40||Size of stones: Small, medium and large|
|Orientation: 179°||Altitude: 415m|
|Upper end: Cairn||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) : No||Sea View: No|
|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.
Stones at the northern end of the row. View from the south.
View from the south.
View from above and north along the row.
View from above and south looking along the row.
Cairn (known as Fourfold Circle) at the top of the row. View from south.
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.