Devil’s Arrows

The three remaining stones. View from north.

Location

England North Yorkshire Rest of England SE 39073 66592
Lat 54.09375874   Long -1.40406607

 

Plan of the Devil’s Arrows stone row. (Source Ordnance Survey 1909).

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 174m
No. of stones: 4 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 154° Altitude: 22m
Upper end: – Lower end:
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: No
Context:  –
Notes: The fourth stone was removed sometime after it was described by Leland in 1538.

Other Information

Public Access:  Can be viewed from highway.
Land Status:
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes

Identification

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

Photographs

View from north of the three substantial orthostats.

The northern stone. View from the north.

The central stone. View from the west.

The southern stone. View from north.

The southern and central stones. View from the north west.

The central and northern stones. View from the south east.

The central and northern stones. View from the south east.

Access Information

There is limited safe parking in the vicinity of the monument.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     PastScape     The Smell of Water

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. 217.

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