Beckham Hill

View from the east (Scale 1m).

A triple stone row measuring 12.78m long, including nine medium-sized stones situated on a gentle north west facing slope. The row is orientated east to west and there are a number of stone rows, settings and cairns in the vicinity.

Location

England Somerset Exmoor SS 80634 42377
Lat 51.16808614    Long -3.7087283

Map showing the location of Beckham Hill stone row

Plan of Beckham Hill stone row (Source: Survey by Sandy Gerrard at 1:200).

Map showing the position of Beckham Hill, other stone rows and other sites (Source: Exmoor National Park HER). 

Characteristics

Type: Triple Length: 12.78m
No. of stones: 9 Size of stones: Medium
Orientation: 100° Altitude: 373m
Upper end: Lower end:
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  Stone setting and mound
Notes:

Other Information

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

Identification

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


Typology

This stone row is of Type T1. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.


Individual Stones

Plan showing the position of the numbered stones.

Stone 1 measures 0.7m long by 0.27m wide is level with the ground surface and is orientated at 170°. View from north west (Scale 1m).

Stone 2 measures 0.73m long by 0.11m wide stands 0.37m high and is orientated at 113°.View from east (Scale 1m).

Stone 3 measures 0.76m long by 0.28m wide is level with the ground surface and is orientated at 89°.View from north (Scale 1m).

Stone 4 measures 0.69m long by 0.20m wide stands up to 0.14m high but is largely buried and is orientated at 110°.View from north (Scale 1m).

Stone 5 measures 0.73m long by 0.35m wide stands 0.06m high and is orientated at 115°.View from west (Scale 1m).

Stone 6 measures 0.46m long by 0.16m wide stands 0.43m high and is orientated at 85°. View from east (Scale 1m).

Stone 7 measures 0.72m long by 0.23m wide stands 0.04m high is partly buried and is orientated at 90°. View from east (Scale 1m).

Stone 8 measures 0.42m long by 0.13m wide stands 0.21m high and is orientated at 101°. View from east (Scale 1m).

Stone 9 measures 0.34m long by 0.08m wide stands 0.41m high and is orientated at 103°.View from east (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Car parking is available at SS 83531 42235. Head west along the footpath to SS 80735 43019 and then south to the row.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     PastScape     Historic Environment Record

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. 216.


Timeline

VISITED: 15th April 2019

FIRST PUBLISHED: 30th June 2019

LAST UPDATED: 21st November 2020

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