Spurrell’s Cross

This alignment is largely hidden by dense gorse (Scale 1m).

This alignment is largely hidden by dense gorse (Scale 1m).

Location

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 65846 59856     Lat 50.42312698   Long -3.88995866

 

Spurrells cross plan

Simplified plan of Spurrel’s Cross stone alignment (Source: Butler, J., 1993, 28).

 

Characteristics

Type: Double Length: 119m
No. of stones: 38 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 159° Altitude: 352m
Upper end: Cairn Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: Yes
Context:  Stone alignments and cairns
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

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Looking north along the row (Scale 1m).

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Looking south along the row (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Car parking is available at SX 64338 59550. Follow the bridleway heading east for 1.4km. The row is on the southern side of the bridleway.


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., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities – Vol. 4 – The South-East, Devon Books Exeter, pg.28.

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