Hoccombe Hill

Hoccombe Hill

Copyright: Martyn Copcutt. Original available at Megalithic Portal.


England Devon Exmoor SS 78093 43414
Lat 51.17683546    Long –3.74554152

Google Map showing location of Hoccombe Hill

Plan of Hoccombe Hill stone setting (Source: survey by at 1:200 by Sandy Gerrard).


Type: Setting Length: 11.8m
No. of stones: 5 Size of stones: Only medium
Orientation: 160° Altitude: 377m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  –
Notes: The stones are shown too far north on the Ordnance Survey map


Category: Not. This is not a stone row. It is a kite-shaped setting of the type found on Exmoor.


Plan showing position of the numbered stones.

View from north west (Scale 1m). Stone 1 in the foreground and the ranging rod is beside stone 3.

View from south east (Scale 1m). Stone 4 on right, stone 5 on left and ranging rod is beside stone 3.

View from south (Scale 1m).

View from north east showing the position of the numbered stones (Scale 1m).

View from Lanacombe to the south. 

Individual Stones

Stone 1 measures 0.46m long by 0.20m wide, stands 0.67m high and is orientated at 98°. View from south (Scale 1m).

Stone 2 measures 0.61m long by 0.25m wide, stands 0.26m high and is orientated at 162°. View from north (Scale 1m).

Stone 3 measures 0.40m long by 0.13m wide, stands 0.55m high and is orientated at 145°. View from south (Scale 1m).

Stone 4 (no photograph) measures 0.58m long by 0.28m wide, stands 0.50m high and is orientated at 110°. 

Stone 5 measures 0.40m long by 0.23m wide, stands 0.43m high and is orientated at 149°. View from east (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Plenty of car parking is available at Brendon Two Gates at SS 76510 43254. From here head north for a short distance along the road verge to SS 76505 43285 and then take the footpath leading east to SS 78024 43550. The stones are situated to the south  below the slope. The footpath may be rather soft underfoot in places.

Other Information

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

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     PastScape

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. 216.

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