Lanacombe 2

View from the south of the south eastern length of the row (Scale 1m).

A possible double stone row measuring up to 32.17m long, including 4 medium-sized stones and a hollow situated on a south east facing slope. The row is orientated ESE WNW and stands in an area with several other stone rows.


England Somerset Exmoor SS 78400 42898
Lat 51.172303    Long -3.740832

Map showing the location of Lanacombe 2 stone row

Plan of Lanacombe 2 stone row (Source: Survey by Sandy Gerrard at 1:200).

Map showing the position of Lanacombe 2, other stone rows and other sites (Source: Exmoor National Park HER). 


Type: Double Length: 32.17m
No. of stones: 5 Size of stones: Only medium
Orientation: 116° Altitude: 382m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: No
Context:  Stone rows

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes


Category: Possible. The double stone row interpretation is based on the assumption that stone 3 is all that survives of a second row. It is possible that that this site only only ever consisted of a flattened triangular-shape and for this reason there remains a considerable element of uncertainty. On balance and until further work is conducted the interpretation of this site as a possible stone row seems most likely.


This stone row is of Type D7. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.

Individual Stones

Plan showing the position of the numbered stones.

Stone 1 measures 0.68m long by 0.33m wide is up to 0.14m high and is orientated at 101°. View from north east (Scale 1m).

Stone 2 has been removed leaving a shallow hollow measuring 1m in diameter and 0.01m deep. View from south east (Scale 1m).

Stone 3 measures 0.15m long by 0.13m wide is up to 0.46m high and is orientated at 51°. View from north (Scale 1m).

View from north west (Scale 1m).

View from north of Stones 3 – 5.

Stone 4 measures 0.27m long by 0.09m wide is up to 0.51m high and is orientated at 145°. View from south (Scale 1m).

Stone 4. View from north east (Scale 1m).

Stone 5 measures 0.33m long by 0.15m wide is up to 0.34m high and is orientated at 178°. View from east (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Plenty of car parking is available at Brendon Two Gates at SS 76510 43254. From here head east across the moorland.  The ground is uneven.

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. 216.


VISITED:- 13th April 2019

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 1st July 2019

LAST UPDATED:- 21st November 2020

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