Stanton Drew, North

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

Location

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

 

Stone alignments at Stanton Drew. Source: Google Maps.

Characteristics

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
Notes:

Other Information

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

Identification

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


Photographs

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     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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