Broome

Destroyed3

A possible single stone row recorded at this location by John Aubrey in the 17th century is said to have consisted of a tall stone measuring more than 3m high from which extended a line of smaller stones. The row was destroyed in the 19th century but the field in which it stood is known as Longstones. The lack of a detailed description means it is not possible to be certain that this was a prehistoric stone row but on balance this interpretation seems likely.

Location

England Swindon Rest of England SU 1674 8251
Lat 51.54123903   Long -1.759956135

Map showing the location of Broome stone row.

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: ?m
No. of stones: ? Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: ?° Altitude: 121m
Upper end: Pillar? Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  –
Notes: Destroyed

Other Information

Public Access:  No
Land Status:
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No

Identification

Category: Possible. According to Aubrey a line of smaller stones led to a tall stone at this location. The stones were removed in the 19th century and therefore we cannot be certain that this monument was a stone row. There is however a strong possiblity that this was the site of a stone row.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     PastScape


Timeline

VISITED:- Not visited

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 12th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 30th January 2018

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