Shoveldown 5

Looking southward along the row (Scale 1m).

Looking southward along the row (Scale 1m).

Location

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 66017 85840     Lat 50.65672104   Long -3.89690496

 

Shoveldown Plan2

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

 

Characteristics

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.
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

Shoveldown Row 5 WPP1070335

Looking south along the northern length of the row.

Shoveldown Row 5 WPP1070336

The north end of the row. View from the north.

Shoveldown Row 5 WPP1070359

Looking northward along the row.

Shoveldown Row 5 WPP1070339

The double row approaching the terminal pillar known as the Longstone. View from north.

Shoveldown Row 5 WPP1070341

The Longstone forms the end of Rows 5 and 6 on Shoveldown. View from south west.

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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