Stanton Drew, North

Stone alignment approaching a stone circle. View from south east.

A double row (or avenue) now measuring 31.6m long, including eight large-sized orthostats forming part of the Stanton Drew ritual complex. The row is orientated east to west and leads from the NE stone circle.


England Somerset Rest of England ST 60103 63345
Lat 51.367755   Long -2.5744888

Map showing the location of Stanton Drew, North stone row.

Stone alignments at Stanton Drew. Source: Google Maps.


Type: Double Length: 31.6m
No. of stones: 8 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 100° Altitude: 39m
Upper end: Stone circle Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  Ritual landscape

Other Information

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


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


This stone row is of Type D8. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.


The row leading from the stone circle. Stone “S” forms part of the southern alignment. View from the south.

The stone row leading to the stone circle on the skyline. Stone “S” forms part of the southern alignment. View from south east.

Looking eastward along the row.

The stone circle at the upper end of the row. View from south east.

The stone row. Stone “S” forms part of the southern alignment. View from above and west.

Access Information

Car parking is available at ST 59808 63260. From here follow the sign posts to the stone rows and circles.  A fee for access is charged. In 2016 this was £1.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     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.


VISITED:- 2nd March 2016

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 12th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 12th January 2018

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