Bray Common

A wide double stone row (or avenue) that measured 19.5m long, including 4 small and medium-sized stones situated on a hilltop. The row was orientated north east to south west and led from a substantial barrow which still survives.

Location

England Devon Exmoor SS 7257 3791
Lat 51.12624654     Long -3.82235018

Map showing location of Bray Common stone row

Plan of Bray Common stone row (Source: Chanter & Worth, 1905, Plate 8). The upright stones forming part of the row are shown black, the recumbent row stone is shown green and a socket hole blue. The kerb stones of the adjacent barrow are shown red.

Characteristics

Type: Double Length: 17m
No. of stones: 4 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 45° Altitude: 469m
Upper end: Barrow Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : ? Sea View: Yes
Context:  Barrows and stone row
Notes: Destroyed sometime in the first half of the 20th century.

Other Information

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

Identification

Category: Plausible. Despite the destruction of this site, the existing evidence strongly supports the interpreation that this was a stone stone.


Typology

This stone row is of Type D1. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.


Individual Stones

Plan showing position of numbered stones.

Stone 1 measured 0.35m long by 0.05m wide and 0.68m high.

Stone 2 measured 0.25m long by 0.07m wide and 0.61m high

Stone3 was recumbent and measured 0.93m long by 0.30m wide.

Stone 4 measured 0.53m long by 0.05m wide and 0.18m high.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     PastScape     Historic Environment Record

Transactions of the Devonshire Association


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.


Timeline

VISITED:- Not visited

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 27th January 2018

LAST UPDATED:- 12th November 2018

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