North Regis Common

Stone forming part of the North Regis Common stone row

A wide double stone row (or avenue) measuring up to 22.5m long, including 8 medium-sized stones situated on a gentle south facing slope. The row is orientated NNE to SSW. Extensive views, including Hartland Point and Five Barrows are available from the row which stands in the vicinity of several prominent hill top cairns and a stone row.


England Devon Exmoor SS 71478 42328
Lat 51.16566689   Long -3.83960042

Map showing location of North Regis Common stone row

Plan of North Regis stone row (Source: Survey by Sandy Gerrard at 1:200). Only six stones were identified at the time of the survey.


Type: Double Length: 22.5m
No. of stones: 8 Size of stones: Only medium
Orientation: 15° Altitude: 467m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  Cairns

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


Copyright: Paul Blades. Original available at Megalithic Portal.

Individual Stones

Plan showing the position of the numbered stones.

Stone 1 is entirely covered in turf, measures 0.61m long by 0.15m wide and is orientated at 120°.

Stone 2 measures 0.34m long by 0.14m wide, stands up to 0.22m high and is orientated at 26°. View from west (Scale 1m).

Stone 3 measures 0.80m long by 0.17m wide, stands up to 0.13m high and is orientated at 151°. View from south(Scale 1m).

Stone 4 measures 1.06m long by 0.25m wide, stands up to 0.10m high and is orientated at 122°. View from north (Scale 1m).

Stone 5 measures 0.66m long by 0.35m wide, stands up to 0.44m high and is orientated at 126°. View from north (Scale 1m).

Stone 6 is largely turf covered, measures 0.24m long by 0.12m wide and is orientated at 9°. View from north (Scale 1m).

Landscape Comment

Five Barrows are prominent from the row.  Whether this was deliberate or a coincidence must inevitably remain uncertain, but it may have been a factor in site selection.

Hartland Point, which is such a significant landmark at Bancbryn is clearly visible from this row and may have played some role in the activities at the row.

Wonder what is so interesting about those rocks?

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 SS 72037 42305. Head towards the gateway at SS 71665 42141 and then walk north westward uphill to the row.

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:- 29th April 2018

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 12th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 14th January 2020

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