Shoveldown 4

North length of the row. View from the south (Scale 1m).

North length of the row. View from the south (Scale 1m).

Location

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 65998 85903     Lat 50.65728309   Long -3.89718511

 

Shoveldown Plan2

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

 

Characteristics

Type: Double Length: 118m
No. of stones: 70 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 153° Altitude: 423m
Upper end: Cairn Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: Yes
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

Shovel Down

Looking south along the row (Scale 1m).

 

Shovel Down

The northern end of row 4. View from east (Scale 1m).

Shovel Down

Row 4 leading up the slope. View from the north (Scale 1m).

Shovel Down

Cairn at the top (south) of the row. View from south (Scale 1m).

Shoveldown Row 4 WPP1110448

Looking southward and upslope along the row.

Shoveldown Row 4 WPP1110449

Looking northward and downslope along the row.

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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