View from the south (Scale 1m). There are extensive views of the Bristol Channel and South Wales from this row.
A wide double stone row (or avenue) measuring 19.3m long, including at least 4 medium-sized stones situated on a relatively steep north facing slope above a steep scarp. The row is orientated NNE to SSW and has extensive views of the Bristol Channel and South Wales. It stands in the vicinity of several cairns, stone settings and stone rows.
|England||Devon||Exmoor||SS 7226 4376|
|Lat 51.17875495 Long -3.828855575|
Map showing location of Winnaway stone row
Plan of the Winnaway double stone row. (From Chanter & Worth, 1905, 392).
Plan of Winnaway stone row (Source: survey at 1:200 by Sandy Gerrard). Recumbent stones shown green and upright one black. The southernmost stone shown by Chanter and Worth could not be found.
Map showing the position of Winnaway, other stone rows and other sites around Furzehill Common (Source: Exmoor National Park HER).
|Type: Double||Length: 15.9m|
|No. of stones: 4||Size of stones: Small and medium|
|Orientation: 161°||Altitude: 395m|
|Upper end: –||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) :||Sea View: Yes|
|Context: Cairns and stone alignments|
|Notes: This row is situated on a relatively steep slope. As you move down the row more sea appears to the west. A substantial length of the South Welsh coastline and mountains beyond are visible. Just beyond the northern end of the rowe a steep natural scarp starts.|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Land Status: National Park|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: No|
Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this stone row.
This stone row is of Type D1. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.
View from above and south east (Scale 1m). The stones are all highlighted with white arrows.
View from above and north.
Plan showing the position of the numbered stones.
Stone 1 measures 0.26m long by 0.12m wide, stands up to 0.31m high and is orientated at 10°. View from south (Scale 1m).
Stone 2 measures 0.78m long by 0.20m wide, stands up to 0.03m above the ground surface and is orientated at 42°. Sits on the northern side of an erosion hollow which suggests that once stood at this spot. View from south west (Scale 1m).
Stone 3 measures 0.90m long by 0.15m wide, stands up to 0.08m above the ground surface and is orientated at 80°. View from south (Scale 1m).
Stone 4 measures 0.57m long by 0.23m wide, stands up to 0.10m above the ground surface and is orientated at 2°. View from east (Scale 1m).
Limited car parking is available at SS 71410 44956 at Shallowford. From here head east along the path to SS 72425 44070 then head south westward uphill to the row.
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.
Chanter, J.F. and Worth, R.H., 1905, ‘The rude stone monuments of Exmoor and its Borders’, Trans. Devonshire Association, 1905, 392 & -395.
VISITED:-20th April 2018
FIRST PUBLISHED:- 12th February 2016
LAST UPDATED:- 21st November 2020