Trowlesworthy 1

Looking southward along the row.

Looking southward along the alignment.

Location

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 57646 63972     Lat 50.458255   Long -4.006824

 

Trowlesworthy 1 Plan1

Simplified plan of Trowlesworthy 1 stone row. (Source: Google Earth)

Characteristics

Type: Double Length: 127.5m
No. of stones: 110 Size of stones: Small, medium and large
Orientation: 10° Altitude: 290m
Upper end: Cairn Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: Yes
Context:  Stone alignment, cairns and prehistoric settlement
Notes:

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes

Identification

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


Photographs

Trowlesworthy 1 WP HJ DSCF4261

View the south east.

Trowlesworthy 1 WP DSCF3340

Looking south along the row.

Trowlesworthy 1 WP DSCF3410

View from the south. Most of the stones are smaller than a sheep.

Trowlesworthy 1 WP HJ P1090384

Kerbed cairn at the top of the stone row. View from the north.

Trowlesworthy 1 WP P1090386

Kerbed cairn at the top of the stone row. View from the north west.

Trowlesworthy 1 WP HJ P1090402

Looking north along the row.

Trowlesworthy 1 WP MP1090403

A very fine row. View from the south.

Trowlesworthy 1 WP P1090391

The lower part of the row. View from the north.

Access Information

Car parking is available at SX 57055 63069. From here take the track leading north east which follows the northern edge of the Whitehill Yeo china clay pit. Follow this track to SX 57717 63693 then head north alongside the leat for about 280m.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     PastScape     Historic Environment Record

Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor     Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks     Sea Views

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., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities – Vol. 3 – The South-West, Devon Books Exeter, pgs. 169-171.

%d bloggers like this: