Warcombe Water, West

Looking north west along the row of tiny stones (Scale 1m).

A single stone row measuring at least 99m long, including 14 mainly small-sized stones situated on the top of a north facing slope with a restricted sea view.  The row is orientated south east to north west. There are several cairns, stone settings, rows and standing stones in the vicinity.

Location

England Devon Exmoor SS 7286 4424
Lat 51.18320283   Long -3.82044622

Map showing the location of the Warcombe Water West stone row

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Simplified plan of the Warcombe Water, West stone row (After English Heritage Survey.)

Original available here.

Map showing the position of Warcombe Water West, other stone rows and other sites around Furzehill Common (Source: Exmoor National Park HER). 

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 99m
No. of stones: 14 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 135° Altitude: 325m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  –
Notes: Closed sea triangle

Other Information

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

Identification

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


Typology

This stone row is of Type S10. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.


Photographs

Copyright: Martyn Copcutt. Original available at Megalithic Portal.

Access Information

Limited car parking is available at SS 71410 44956 at Shallowford. From here head east along the path to SS 71818 44908 at which point turn south and follow the track to SS 72602 43860. Leave the track and head north east to the row. For some reason the area around the row was at the time of the fieldwork particularly infested with ticks. Take care.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     PastScape     English Heritage


Timeline

VISITED:- 20th April 2018

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 12th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 21st November 2020

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