Shoveldown 3

A length of the alignment. View from the west (Scale 1m).

A length of the alignment. View from the west (Scale 1m).

Location

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 65947 86029     Lat 50.658463   Long -3.8979001

 

Shoveldown Plan2

Simplified plan of the Shoveldown stone alignments (Source: Butler, J., 1992, 179).

Characteristics

Type: Double Length: 155m
No. of stones: 71 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 159° Altitude: 414m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: No
Context:  :  Stone alignments, stone circle, prehistoric settlements, field system and cairn
Notes:

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes

Identification

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


Photographs

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Looking south along Row 3. 

Shovel Down

Looking north along row 3. Dense molinia makes this row difficult to see.

Shovel Down

Looking south along Row 3.

Shovel Down

Southern length of the row 3. View from north (Scale 1m).

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.178-183.

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