Longstone Barrow

Approximate position of the stone row. View from east (Scale 1m).

A single stone row measuring 9m long, which originally included three medium-sized stones situated on a gentle south west facing slope. Only two of the stones now survive and they are orientated north west to south east. Extensive views, including Hartland Point are available from the row which stands in the vicinity of several prominent hill top cairns and a stone row.


England  Devon Exmoor SS 70772 42525
Lat 51.16727473    Long –3.84975741

Map showing location of the Longstone Barrow stone row.


Type: Single Length: 9m
No. of stones: 3 Size of stones: Only medium
Orientation: 135° Altitude: 465m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  Cairns
Notes: These stones were not found during a visit in May 2018.  However Jack Fuller of Exmoor National Park Authority did successfully find them at around the same time.  A second attempt to find this row will be made in 2019.

Other Information

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


Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this stone row.


This stone row is of Type S1. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.


From the row, Hartland Point which features as a significant visual link at Bancbryn is clearly visible. 

Access Information

Car parking is available at SS 72444 40419. From here take the footpath north to SS 72311 42209. Turn left and follow the path to Woodbarrow Gate at SS 71648 42509. Enter Woodbarrow Hangings and follow the northern side of the wall past some very fine cairns to a gateway SS 70833 42583. From here head south west. Perhaps you will have more luck than I did.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     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:- 29th April 2018

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 12th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 9th March 2019

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