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.
|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.
|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.|
|Public Access: No|
|Land Status: National Park|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: No|
Category: Plausible. Despite the destruction of this site, the existing evidence strongly supports the interpreation that this was a stone stone.
This stone row is of Type D1. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.
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.
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.
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FIRST PUBLISHED:- 27th January 2018
LAST UPDATED:- 12th November 2018