Tottiford Reservoir 2

Copyright: Bill Radcliffe.

A possible single stone row measuring 60m long, including at least 14 small-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 east to west and excavation revealed that the stones had been placed in a linear cut which the excavators suggested might be a boundary feature.  It however shares more characteristics with a row than a boundary.

Location

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 81100 83200     Lat 50.63626533   Long -3.68277002

Map showing the location of Tottiford Reservoir 2 stone row.

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

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 60m
No. of stones: 14 Size of stones: Small only
Orientation: 90° Altitude: 234m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: No
Context:  Stone alignment and stone circle
Notes:

Other Information

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

Identification

Category: Possible. Excavation revealed that this feature consisted of a linear cut loosely filled with granite cobbles and boulders. The excavators claim that it is most likely a boundary feature.  No boundary features of this type are known on Dartmoor and given the position of the feature next to a stone circle and row it is more likely that this feature is a stone row, although if so probably of an unusual form.


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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