Crown End, Westerdale Moor

Looking north along the row.

A probable single stone row measuring 168m long, including about 21 visible medium and large-sized stones situated on both sides of a west to east ridge. The row has been partly incorporated into a later field bank. One stone has a possible small cross carved on it, perhaps an attempt to Christianise the row.  The row is orientated north to south and stands in an area with several cairns, prehistoric settlements and field systems.

Location

England North Yorkshire North York Moors NZ 66070 06991
Lat 54.45403094    Long -0.98243923

Map showing the location of Crown End, Westerdale Moor stone row.

 Plan of the Crown End stone row (Source: GPS survey by Sandy Gerrard).

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 168m
No. of stones: 21 Size of stones: Large and medium
Orientation: 175° Altitude: 229m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: No
Context:  Cairns, prehistoric settlements and field systems
Notes:

Other Information

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

Identification

Category: Probable. There is a slight chance that this represents the marking out for a cross dyke, but the fact that only a very short length of ditch survives means that it is much more likely to represent a stone row.


Typology

This stone row is of Type S12. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.


Photographs

Looking south along the row from the northern end.

The central length of the row. View from the south.

The southern stone. View from east (Scale 1m).

The central length of the row. View from the south (Scale 1m).

Along a short length of the row the stones are incorporated in a bank from a ditch. View from south (Scale 1m).

Looking north along the row.

View from the west.

Access Information

The nearest car parking is available at NZ 65234 07401. From here follow the road up the steep hill to NZ 65753 06988 and then follow the track to the row.

Acknowledgments

This row was brought to my attention by a gentleman I met at Simon Howe. If you are reading this, I would grateful if you contact me so that I can thank you properly.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     The Smell of Water


Timeline

VISITED:- 19th September 2017 

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 18th November 2017

LAST UPDATED:- 8th January 2018

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