Longstone Farm


A probable single stone row that measured 70m long, including three large orthostats situated on a south west facing slope. The stones were recorded immediately before their removal in 1981. The row was orientated east to west and whilst it is possible that they were historic boundary markers a prehistoric stone row interpretation seems the most likely.


England Cornwall Rest of England SX 36171 80335
Lat 50.5996191     Long -4.31637599

Map showing the location of Longstone Farm stone row.


Plan of the Longstone Farm stone row (Source: National Mapping Programme – Cornwall Council)


Type: Single Length: 70m
No. of stones: 3 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 95° Altitude: 106m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  –
Notes: Destroyed before 1981. The row is visible on early aerial photographs. The other two stones were at SX 36218 80337 and SX 36245 80327. The stones forming this row have recently been discovered situated adjacent to the nearby field boundary. Each stone had been carefully positioned to ensure that they retained their original spacing. They are under threat again and plans are being made to move them to safety. I would like to thank Peter Crispin for this very helpful update.

Other Information

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


Category: Probable. These three stones were removed shortly after they were identified and it is not known whether they formed part of another type of structure.  A stone row interpretation seems the most probable but its destruction prior to proper recording means that an element of uncertainty should be acknowledged.


This stone row is of Type S8. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.


I  would like to thank Peter Crispin for sharing his photographs of the newly discovered stones standing in the locations they were erected in around 1981.


The western stone. © Peter Crispin.

The middle stone. © Peter Crispin

The eastern stone. © Peter Crispin

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Historic Environment Record

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. 214.


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FIRST PUBLISHED:- 12th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 20th November 2020

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