Treeland Brake

Destroyed3

A probable single stone row of unknown length, included at least 10 medium-sized stones of which five were upright in the late 1950’s. The row was orientated north east to south west and was destroyed before 1977.  A photograph taken by Mr H.G. Hurrell shows the five standing stones and it certainly looks like a stone row. However, a 1940’s aerial photograph of this field shows a possible prehistoric field system and for this reason this row should be considered probable. The row stood near a long cairn, three stone rows, several round cairns, prehistoric settlements and field systems.

Location

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 67200 61300     Lat 50.43641753   Long -3.87141875

Map showing the location of Treeland Brake stone row.

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: ?m
No. of stones: 10 Size of stones: Medium only
Orientation: 45° Altitude: 255m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : ? Sea View: Yes
Context:  –
Notes: Destroyed. A photograph of the row is available here.

Other Information

Public Access:  No. Private Land.
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No

Identification

Category: Probable. The photograph of this site is convincing but the site was destroyed before it could be properly recorded and for this reason some doubt must be acknowledged. 


Typology

This stone row is of Type S10. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     PastScape     Historic Environment Record

Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor     Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks

Other References

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities – Vol. 4 – The South-East, Devon Books Exeter, pg.96.


Timeline

VISITED:- Not visited

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 24th January 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 25th March 2019

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