Simon Howe

Copyright: Paul Blades. Original available at Megalithic Portal.

A single stone row measuring 27.5m long, originally including at least five large-sized stones situated on the summit of a prominent hill.  Only four stones remain, three of which are upright and stand between 1.79m and 0.91m high.  The row is orientated north east to south west and leads from a kerbed cairn. There is at least one other cairn in the vicinity.


England North Yorkshire North York Moors SE 83015 98115 to SE 83030 98138
Lat 54.37178604   Long -0.72361622 to Lat 54.37200473    Long -0.72338776

Map showing the location of Simon Howe stone row.

Plan of the Simon Howe stone row (Source: Bing Maps and fieldwork).  Cairn kerb shown red. Only four of the original five stones remain.


Type: Single Length: 27.5m
No. of stones: 5 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 35° Altitude: 252m
Upper end: Cairn Lower end: Cairn
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: No
Context:  –
Notes: Five stones were originally recorded. The second stone from the north has been re-erected.

Other Information

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


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


This stone row is of Type S8. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.

Individual Stones

Plan showing the numbers referred to in the text.

Stone 1. View from west (Scale 1m). Measures 0.64m long, 0.33m wide and 0.91m high. Orientated 5°.

Stone 2. View from south west (Scale 1m). Measures 0.5m long, 0.40m wide and 0.98m high. Orientated 55°.

Stone 3. View from  east (Scale 1m). Measures 0.70m long, 0.30m wide and 1.79m high. Orientated 20°.

Stone 4. View from north (Scale). Measures 1.26m long, 0.80m wide and 0.36m high. Orientated 300°.

Stone 5 No longer survives but was originally the closest to the Simon Howe kerbed cairn.


Kerb of the Simon Howe cairn in the foreground and the stone row beyond. View from south.

Kerbed cairn in the foreground and stone row beyond.

Looking north along the row. A small cairn is visible on the near skyline (Scale 1m).

The stone row. View from south (Scale 1m).

Looking south along the row.

View from the north of the row and Simon Howe kerbed cairn.

Access Information

Car parking is available at SE 85635 98207. From here follow the footpath westward.

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VISITED:- 19th September 2017 

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 13th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 10th May 2020

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