Shoveldown 2

View from north (Scale 1m).


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

Other Information

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.

Access Information

Car parking is available at SX 66205 86548. From here head SSW across open moorland to the stone rows.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     PastScape     Historic Environment Record

Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor     Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks

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., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities – Vol. 2 – The North, Devon Books Exeter, pgs.178-181.

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