Cheriton Ridge SE

General view from west (Scale 1m).

A multiple stone row measuring at least 16.5m long, including 10 small, medium and large-sized stones situated on a ridge. The row is orientated NNE to SSW and there are large numbers of stone rows, settings and cairns in the vicinity.


England Devon Exmoor SS 75393 43319
Lat 51.17543722    Long -3.78397326

Map showing location of Cheriton Ridge SE stone row

Plan of Cheriton Ridge, SE stone row (Source: Chanter and Worth, 1905 and fieldwork by Sandy Gerrard).

Map showing the position of Cheriton Ridge SE, other stone rows and other sites around Furzehill Common (Source: Exmoor National Park HER). 


Type: Multiple Length: 16.5m
No. of stones: 10 Size of stones: Small, medium and large
Orientation: 32° Altitude: 409m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  Stone rows, stone setting and cairns

Other Information

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


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


This stone row is of Type M6. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.


View from above and east.

View from west (Scale 1m).

View from west. Stone 2 in the foreground.

View from south (Scale 1m).

View from west.

Individual Stones

Plan showing the position of the numbered stones.

Stone 1. View from south (Scale 1m).

Stone 2. View from south (Scale 1m).

Stone 3. View from north (Scale 1m).

Stone 4. View from west (Scale 1m).

Stones 5 and 6.  A pair of edge set stones probably represent the packing for an upright that has been removed. View from south (Scale 1m). 

Stone 7. View from west (Scale 1m)..

Stone 8. View from north (Scale 1m).

Stone 9. View from south (Scale 1m).

Stone 10. View from south (Scale 1m).

Stone 11. View from south (Scale 1m).

Stone 12. View from south.

Access Information

Abundant car parking is available at Brendon Two Gates at SS 76510 43254. From here head west following the track that leads beside the field wall. After crossing the valley of Farley Water head 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. 215.


VISITED:-14th April 2018

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 5th April 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 21st November 2020

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