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.


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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