Askham Fell 

The stone row at NY 49233 22240. View from the south.

A double stone row measuring 208m long, including around 72 small and medium-sized stones leading from a kerbed cairn situated on a gentle east facing slope. The row is orientated north west to south east and stands in the vicinity of several cairns and a possible stone row.


England Cumbria Rest of England NY 49143 22307
Lat 54.593376   Long -2.7885916

Map showing the location of Askham Fell stone row.

Map showing the stone rows identified by M.W. Taylor. (Source: Taylor, 1886. Original available here).

Simplified map showing the position of the Askham Fell stone row. The red stones are no longer considered to be a stone row. (Source: Taylor, M.W., 1886).

Plan of Askham Fell stone row (Source: GPS survey by Sandy Gerrard).


Type: Double Length: 208m
No. of stones: 72 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 125° Altitude: 313m
Upper end: Lower end: Cairn
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: No
Context:  Cairns

Other Information

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


Category: Plausible. A prehistoric stone row interpretation is consistent with the available evidence.


This stone row is of Type D10. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.


Eastern row. View from east (Scale 1m).

Stones adjacent to the sink hole at NY 49200 22259. View from south (Scale 1m).

Stones leading towards the kerbed cairn. View from north west.

Looking south west along the row (Scale 1m).

Stones approaching the kerbed cairn. View from north west.

Looking north west from the kerbed cairn (Scale 1m).

Row at NY 49241 22238. View from south east.

Stone row at NY 49246 22233. View from north west.

Both rows of stone are visible at NY 49238 22233. View from north west (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Car parking is available at NY 50066 21704. From here walk along track leading west to the point where it joins the bridleway. Head north along the bridleway until you reach the row which is a short distance beyond the Askham Fell Cairn row.

Online Resources 

PastScape     Trans Cumberland and Westmorland Antiq and Archaeol Soc

Other References

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.

Taylor, M.W., 1886, ‘The Prehistoric Remains on Moordivock, near Ullswater’, Trans. Cumberland and Westmorland Antiq. and Archaeol. Soc. OS 8, pgs330-331.


VISITED:- 8th September 2017

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 12th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 15th January 2020

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