The Three Boys. Blocking stone and two smaller stones probably representing the remains of a double row.
|England Devon Dartmoor SX 66028 85678 Lat 50.655325 Long -3.8966268|
Simplified plan of the Shoveldown stone alignments (Source: Butler, J., 1992, 179).
|Type: Double||Length: 170m|
|No. of stones: 4||Size of stones: Small and large only|
|Orientation: 180°||Altitude: 421m|
|Upper end: Pillar?||Lower end: Blocking stone|
|Straight (Yes or No) : ?||Sea View: Yes|
|Context: Stone alignments, stone circle, prehistoric settlements, field system and cairn.|
|Notes: Severely damaged. Probably originally included smaller stones as well.|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Land Status: National Park|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes|
Category: Probable. This site has been severely damaged and therefore a definitive interpretation is not possible. Despite this it is likely that it represents the remains of a stone row.
Blocking stone and two smaller stones that probably formed the southern end of the row. View from north east.
Fallen blocking stone. The small stone below the slab probably forms part of the row, although it may have been a trig stone for the now fallen blocking stone.
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.182-184.