Soussons Down

Destroyed3

A triple stone row that measured 62m long and included seven small stones and numerous fallen and buried stones when first described in 1898 after robbing for a newtake wall was subsequently destroyed by afforestation in 1946. The row was orientated north to south and led from a cairn which still survives at its upper northern end. There are several other cairns in the vicinity.

Location

England     Devon   Dartmoor     SX 67670 79980     Lat 50.60442673   Long -3.87143424

Map showing the location of Soussons Down stone row.

Characteristics

Type: Triple Length: 62m
No. of stones: ? Size of stones: ?
Orientation: 0° Altitude: 412m
Upper end: Cairn Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : ? Sea View: Yes
Context:  Cairns
Notes: Destroyed

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     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, pg.19.


Time Line

VISITED:- Not visited

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 24th January 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 31st March 2018

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