Trout Hill 4

View from the west (Scale 1m).

A probable double stone row measuring 26.06m long, including at least 7 small and medium-sized stones situated on a gentle west facing slope. The row is orientated ESE to WNW and overlooks the Lanacombe stone rows.  A restricted view of Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons is available from the row.


England Somerset Exmoor SS 78965 43030
Lat 51.17360754    Long -3.73280179

Map showing the location of Trout Hill 4 stone row

Plan of Trout Hill 4 stone row (Source: Survey by Sandy Gerrard at 1:200).

Map showing the position of Trout Hill 4, other stone rows and other sites (Source: Exmoor National Park HER). 


Type: Double Length: 26.06m
No. of stones: 7 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 110° Altitude: 370m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: No
Context:  Stone settings and stone rows

Other Information

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


Category: Probable. The relatively poor state of preservation combined with the possibility that some of the stones could be natural outcropping means that it is not possible to be certain that the stones are the remains of a stone row. On balance however a stone row interpretation seems the 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 position of numbered stones

Stone 1 measures 0.15m long by 0.04m wide, stands 0.07m high and is orientated at 81°. View from south east (Scale 1m).

Stone 2 measures 0.46m long by 0.20m wide, stands 0.24m high and is orientated at 98°. Two small stones in the vicinity may be the remains of packing or natural outcropping. View from south (Scale 1m).

Stone 2. View from north west (Scale 1m).

Stone 3 measures 0.16m long by 0.05m wide, stands 0.06m high and is orientated at 90°. View from west with stone 4 in the background (Scale 1m).

Stone 4 measures 0.14m long by 0.10m wide, stands 0.29m high and is orientated at 105°. View from south west (Scale 1m).

Stone 5 measures 0.92m long by 0.57m wide, stands 0.10m high and is orientated at 83°. View from north with stone 4 in the background east (Scale 1m).

Stone 6 measures 0.16m long by 0.04m wide, stands 0.04m high and is orientated at 86°. View from north west with stone 7 in the background (Scale 1m).

Stone 7 measures 0.48m long by 0.26m wide, stands 0.08m high and is orientated at 52°. View from east (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Car parking is available at SS 76428 42356. From here follow the bridleway eastward to SS 78644 42988 where you take the track down the stream. After carefully crossing the stream head up the hill to the row. Whilst in the area it is worth having a look at the Lanacombe stone rows.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     PastScape     Historic Environment Record


VISITED:- 13th April 2019

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 10th July 2019

LAST UPDATED:- 21st November 2020

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