Five Kings

View from south east (Scale 1m).

Location

England Northumberland Rest of England NT 95739 00101
Lat 55.29503051   Long -2.06864383

Plan of the Five Kings stone row (Source: 1:100 survey by Sandy Gerrard).

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 19m
No. of stones: 4 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 76° Altitude: 195m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: No
Context:  Cairns
Notes:

Other Information

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

Interpretation

Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric origin of this row. Despite the name, it is probable that there was only four stones in the row and the fifth one stood separately nearby.

Photographs

View from south east (Scale 1m).

View from south east (Scale 1m).

View from north. The ranging rod is standing beside the recumbent slab (Scale 1m).

View from above and west.

View from north east.

View from south west.

View from south.

View from south.

View from south (Scale 1m).

Looking west along the row (Scale 1m).

Looking east along the row.

The recumbent slab. View from the north (Scale 1m).

View from the north east.

Access Information

Limited car parking is available at NT 95789 02379. From here follow the footpath south westward to the row. In common with most rows next to forestry watch out for ticks, but another hazard here was clouds of flies – fortunately of the non biting variety.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     PastScape

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.

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