View from west (scale 1m).
A wide double stone row (or avenue) measuring up to 17.3m long, including 9 small and medium-sized stones situated on a gentle west facing slope. The row is orientated west to east and stands in the vicinity of several cairns, stone settings and two stone rows.
|England||Somerset||Exmoor||SS 79674 42732|
|Lat 51.17108354 Long -3.72255053|
Map showing the location of East Pinford stone row.
Plan of the East Pinford double stone row. (From Chanter & Worth, 1906, Plate V).
Plan of East Pinford stone row. Additional possible stones highlighted green (Source: Chanter & Worth, 1906, Plate V and fieldwork by Sandy Gerrard).
Map showing the position of East Pinford, other stone rows and other sites (Source: Exmoor National Park HER).
|Type: Double||Length: 17.3m|
|No. of stones: 9||Size of stones: Medium only|
|Orientation: 112.5°||Altitude: 351m|
|Upper end: –||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) : No||Sea View: No|
|Context: Cairns and stone alignments|
|Notes: Called West Pinford by Burl|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Land Status: National Park|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes|
Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.
This stone row is of Type D1. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.
View from south west (Scale 1m).
View from west (Scale 1m).
View from east (Scale 1m).
View from south east (Scale 1m).
View from north east (Scale 1m).
View from south east.
Plan of East Pinford stone row showing the position of the numbered stones shown below.
Stone 1 measures 0.45m long by 0.16m wide and stands up to 0.12m high and may form part of the row. Alternatively it is is possible that it is natural outcrop.
Stone 2 measures 0.74m high. View from south east (Scale 1m).
View of Stone 2 from north west (Scale 1m).
Stone 3 stands 0.30m high. View from south (Scale 1m).
Stone 4 stands 0.42m high. View from south east (Scale 1m).
Stone 5 measures 0.27m long by 0.23m wide and stands up to 0.20m high and may form part of the row. Alternatively it is is possible that it is natural outcrop.. View from the west.
Stone 6 stands 0.12m high and may form part of the row. Alternatively it is is possible that it is natural outcrop.. View from the west.
Stone 7 stands 0.63m high. View from north (Scale 1m).
View from south of Stone 7. Stone 2 is visible in the background (Scale 1m).
Stone 8 stands 0.36m high. View from north (Scale 1m).
View from south of Stone 8 with Stone 3 in the background.
Stone 9 stands 0.57m high. View from south east (Scale 1m).
View from north west of Stone 9 (Scale 1m).
A short distance to the south of the stone row at SS 79626 42688 there is a small mound which may represent the remains of a cairn.
A small mound near to the stone row maybe broadly contemporary. View from the west (Scale 1m).
This is not an easy row to reach. Car parking is available at SS 83523 42234. From here follow the footpath west past the Madacombe stone row and then head towards the footbridge at SS 80325 42848. After crossing the river follow the footpath to SS 79811 42666. Then head north west to the row. Having made the effort it is worth having look at the nearby rows at Tom’s Hill and Trout Hill.
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.
Chanter, J.F. and Worth, R.H., 1906, ‘The rude stone monuments of Exmoor and its Borders Part II’, Trans. Devonshire Association, 38, 543.
VISITED:- 23rd April 2018
FIRST PUBLISHED:- 12th February 2016
LAST UPDATED:- 21st November 2020