White Ladder

White Ladder

After months of heavy rain the stone alignment was not visible in March 2016. View from the south east looking along the length of the rows.  The figure denotes the approximate position of the alignment.

Location

England Devon Exmoor SS 73287 37111
Lat 51.11916542   Long -3.811899

Characteristics

Type: Double Length: 420m
No. of stones: 164 Size of stones: Only small
Orientation: 135° Altitude: 463m
Upper end: Mound Lower end: Pillar
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: Yes
Context:  Cairns
Notes:

Other Information

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

Identification

Category: Plausible. This row is composed entirely of small stones which are only visible after periods of prolonged drought. This has meant that doubts have in the past been expressed regarding its identification. There can be little doubt that there is a prehistoric stone row at this location because it has been seen by separate people over the years.


Access Information

Roadside car parking is available next to the row at SS 73238 37254. This site is best visited after a prolonged period of dry weather.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     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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