Trowlesworthy 1 (Double Row)

Looking southward along the alignment.

A fine double stone row measuring 127.7m long, including at least 110 mainly medium-sized stones together with some small and large stones situated on a south west facing slope. The row is orientated north to south and there is a kerbed cairn at the upper northern end. The row stands near another row, cairns and prehistoric settlements. A glimpse of the sea is visible from the upper part of the row.


England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 57646 63972     Lat 50.458255   Long -4.006824

Map showing the location of Trowlesworthy 1

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

Map showing the position of Trowlesworthy 1, other stone rows and sites. 


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

Other Information

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


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


This stone row is of Type D12. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.


View the south east.

Looking south along the row.

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

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

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

Looking north along the row.

A very fine row. View from the south.

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.


VISITED:- 12th April 2013, 30th April 2013 and 16th May 2015 

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 24th January 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 22nd November 2020

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