|England Devon Dartmoor SX 66017 85840 Lat 50.65672104 Long -3.89690496|
Simplified plan of the Shoveldown stone alignments (Source: Butler, J., 1992, 179).
|Type: Double||Length: 148m|
|No. of stones: 78||Size of stones: Small, medium and large|
|Orientation: 178°||Altitude: 423m|
|Upper end: –||Lower end: Pillar|
|Straight (Yes or No) : No||Sea View: Yes|
|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.
Looking south along the northern length of the row.
The north end of the row. View from the north.
Looking northward along the row.
The double row approaching the terminal pillar known as the Longstone. View from north.
The Longstone forms the end of Rows 5 and 6 on Shoveldown. View from south west.
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. 178-183.