Tottiford Reservoir 1

Copyright: Bill Radcliffe.

A double stone row measuring 147m long, including at least 17 small and medium-sized stones situated in a reservoir in a narrow valley.  There is a further stone row, stone circle and mound in the immediate vicinity. The row is orientated NNW to SSE and was partly excavated in 2010. A C14 date of 4590-4450 cal. BC from the fill of a socket is considered to have come from earlier material incorporated into the fill and therefore of no dating value.

Location

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 81104 83100     Lat 50.63536724   Long -3.68268138

Map showing the location of Tottiford Reservoir 1 stone row.

Simplified plan of the stone alignments at Tottiford Reservoir (After Wessex Archaeology).

Characteristics

Type: Double Length: 147m
No. of stones: 17 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 160° Altitude: 234m
Upper end: Stone circle Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  Stone alignment
Notes: Excavated. C14 date

Other Information

Public Access:  No. In Tottiford Reservoir.
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No

Identification

Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.


Typology

This stone row is of Type D10. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor     Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks

Excavation Report


Timeline

VISITED:- Not visited

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 24th January 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 23rd December 2017

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