Stones 2 and 3 at Trout Hill 3. View from north west (Scale 1m).
|England||Somerset||Exmoor||SS 7941 4288|
|Lat 51.1723994191854 Long -3.72631901463858|
Google Map showing location of Trout Hill 3
|Type: Setting||Length: 16.4m|
|No. of stones: 4||Size of stones:|
|Orientation: °||Altitude: 366m|
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|Straight (Yes or No) :||Sea View:|
|Context: Stone Rows and stone settings|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Land Status: National Park|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes|
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.
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).
23rd April 2018
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.
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.