Standingstone Rigg

Northern end of the Standingstone Rigg stone row. View from south © Anne T.

Location

England Northumberland Rest of England NY 81482 73163
Lat 55.05263   Long -2.2914

A plan of the stone row by Oxford Archaeology, North and North of the Wall Tynedale Archaeology Group is available here.

Characteristics

Type: Double Length: 134m
No. of stones: 100 Size of stones: Small, medium and large
Orientation: 22.5° Altitude: 259m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: No
Context:  Cairn
Notes: Plan of row available on Tynedale Archaeology Group link

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: Northumberland National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No

Identification

Category: Probable. There is a possibility that this site represents the remains of a field boundary, but on the basis of the available evidence it currently seems more likely to be a prehistoric stone row.

Photographs

View from the top of the ridge, slightly west of the cairn, looking south west along the top of the spur of land, at about 45° to the row © Anne T.

About 50 metres from the southern end of the row, looking south as it runs towards a series of aligned pits. © Anne T.

View from of the ridge/spur of land, by the tallest stones in the row. View from the north east © Anne T.

At the top of the ridge showing the largest (visible) block in the row, looking towards west across the row the end of the spur of land © Anne T.

The northern length of the row. View from the west © Anne T.

The southern end of the row, taken looking north up the gentle escarpment slope © Anne T.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Tynedale Archaeology Group

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