View from north (Scale 1m).
A double stone row measuring 182m long, including at least 40 small, medium and large-sized stones forming part of a cluster of six stone rows, a stone circle and three cairns. This row is situated on a north facing slope, is orientated north to south and stands close to a later prehistoric settlement and coaxial field system. The upper end of the row is denoted by a kerbed cairn formed by concentric circles of stones.
|England Devon Dartmoor SX 65955 86026 Lat 50.658441 Long -3.8977868|
Map showing the location of Shoveldown 2 stone row.
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.
This stone row is of Type D12. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.
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.
Shoveldown 2, 3 and 4 in 1997 when they were easier to see. Shoveldown 2 is on the right.
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:- 9th February 2021