North York Moors

The stone rows on the North York Moors all consist of relatively small numbers of medium or large stones. They are mostly of the single row type and vary considerably in length. In common with the alignments in the south of Britain a significant number are directly associated with cairns.   The very short rows found in most regions are not found in the North York Moors area.

Map showing the location of North York Moors


Map showing the distribution of North York Moors stone rows (Google My Maps). Click on map to open an interactive version permitting direct access to the individual Gazetteer entries.

North York Moors stone rows at a glimpse

No. of alignments 9
Number of single alignments 6
Number of double alignments 2
Number of triple alignments 0
Number of multiple alignments 0
Maximum length 315m
Minimum length 15.5m
Average length 112m
Longest alignment North Ings
Shortest alignment Swarth Howe
Total number of recorded stones 58
Average number of stones in each row 8
Alignments including small stones 0
Alignments including medium stones 3
Alignments including large stones 6
Average orientation 75°
Average altitude 269m
Highest alignment The Nine Stones (296m)
Lowest alignment Old Castle Hill (242m)
Cairn at the top of alignment 3
Cairn at the bottom of alignment 2
Scheduled alignments 5

A summary of information for the individual stone rows can be viewed by clicking on the site names below. Further information and commentary will be added in the future.  Whilst it is believed that the existing information is accurate, mistakes inevitably occur and should you spot any your help in improving this resource would be much appreciated. Your help will of course be fully acknowledged. Please use the contact button to get in touch.

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