Trout Hill 3

Stones 2 and 3 at Trout Hill 3. View from north west (Scale 1m).

Location

England Somerset Exmoor SS 7941 4288
Lat 51.1723994191854     Long -3.72631901463858

Google Map showing location of Trout Hill 3

Characteristics

Type: Setting Length: 16.4m
No. of stones: 4 Size of stones:
Orientation: ° Altitude: 366m
Upper end: Lower end:
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View:
Context:  Stone Rows and stone settings
Notes:

Other Information

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

Identification

Category: Not. This group of stones have been described as a possible double stone row. However, this is clearly a kite-shaped stone setting of the Exmoor type.

Photographs

Plan showing the position of the numbered stones.

Stone 1 measures 0.25m long by 0.06m wide, stands 0.21m high and is orientated at 70°. View from south (Scale 1m).

Stone 2 measures 0.73m long by 0.20m wide, stands 0.03m high and is orientated at 130°. View from north west (Scale 1m).

Stone 3 measures 0.53m long by 0.11m wide, stands 0.26m high and is orientated at 5°. View from west (Scale 1m). It looks like it may have been recently re-erected.

Stone 4 is largely turf covered and at the time of the visit an area measuring 0.35m long by 0.20m wide was visible. View from south east (Scale 1m).


Visited

23rd April 2018


Access Information

Not an easy site 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 79863 42970. From here head west to the setting.  Having made the effort it is worth having look at the nearby rows at Tom’s Hill and East Pinford.


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.

 

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