Rest of England

The 27 stone alignments situated beyond the main English clusters are to be found in the north and south west of England.  Given the considerable geographical spread and variations in geology it is not surprising that there are considerable variations in their form and character. This group include a couple of alignments (Yelland and Higher Town Bay) situated on the coast providing graphic evidence for a rise in sea level since these monuments were constructed. The West Kennett and Beckhampton alignments leading from the Avebury henge represent examples on the fringes of the known distribution.

Map showing the location of the Rest of England


Map showing the distribution of stone rows in the rest of England. Click on map to open an interactive version permitting direct access to the individual Gazetteer entries.

Rest of England stone rows at a glimpse

No. of alignments 27
Number of single alignments 13
Number of double alignments 14
Number of triple alignments 0
Number of multiple alignments 0
Maximum length 3000m
Minimum length 11m
Average length 340m
Longest alignment Shap
Shortest alignment Askham Fell Cairn
Total number of recorded stones 640
Average number of stones in each alignment 28
Alignments including small stones 5
Alignments including medium stones 8
Alignments including large stones 20
Average orientation 85°
Average altitude 156m
Highest alignment Penhurrock (336m)
Lowest alignment Yelland (0m)
Cairn at the top of alignment 2
Cairn at the bottom of alignment 2
Scheduled alignments 21

A summary of information for the individual stone alignments 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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