Codsend Moor

Location

England Somerset Exmoor SS 88183 41215
Lat 51.1591854   Long -3.60043873

 

Plan of the stones on Codsend Moor (Source GPS grid references taken by the Royal Commission).

Characteristics

Type: Uncertain Length: ?m
No. of stones: 7 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: ?° Altitude: 472m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: No
Context:  Cairn
Notes: Much debate whether this is an alignment

Other Information

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

Identification

Category: Uncertain. The Ordnance Survey depiction of this site makes it look like a stone row. However, survey work carried out by the Royal Commission and reported upon in the Historic Environment Record makes it clear that there are only seven stones and they are difficult to resolve into a row. Whilst it is possible that there was more than a single row at this location the existing evidence is insufficient to support a stone row interpretation.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     PastScape     Historic Environment Record

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