A pair of stones forming part of the stone row. View from south west.
A single stone row measuring 371m long, including at least 21 small and medium-sized stones situated on a north east facing slope originally with a sea view and an extensive view of South Wales. The row is orientated west to east and there are several cairns in the vicinity. A “Christianised” standing stone known as the Culbone Stone stands a short distance from the upper end of the row.
|England||Somerset||Exmoor||SS 83263 47388|
|Lat 51.21368609 Long -3.67278045|
Map showing the location of Culbone Hill stone row.
Plan of Culbone Hill stone row (Source: Quinnell, N.V., 1981, 95). The nearby Culbone Stone may have originally formed part of the row but was moved to its present position in historic times.
|Type: Single||Length: 371m|
|No. of stones: 21||Size of stones: Small and medium|
|Orientation: 90°||Altitude: 403m|
|Upper end: –||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) : No||Sea View: Yes|
|Notes: Consists of at least 21 stones|
|Public Access: No|
|Land Status: National Park|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: Partly|
Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretion of this row.
This stone row is of Type S10. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.
A pair of stones forming part of the stone row. View from the permitted access path that cuts across the eastern end of the row. The stones are at SS 83494 47371. View from south west.
A pair of stones forming part of the stone row. View from the permitted access path that cuts across the eastern end of the row. The stones are at SS 83494 47371. View from west.
The nearby Culbone Stone may have originally formed part of the stone row and been “Christianised” with a carved cross when it was moved. Alternatively it may have always been a separate standing stone.
Limited car parking is available at SS 83350 47223. Access to the row itself is not currently freely available although the nearby Culbone Stone can be visited and at least two stones are visible from the permitted path that leads across the eastern length of the row.
Access to the stone row is currently restricted.
The row is somewhere amongst this dense vegetation. Hopefully public access to the row can negotiated in the future. It is one of the few in the whole country that does not benefit from public access.
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.
VISITED:- 25th April 2018
FIRST PUBLISHED:- 12th February 2016
LAST UPDATED:- 25th March 2019