Stanton Drew, South

View from the east.

A double row (or avenue) measuring 89m long, including six large-sized orthostats forming part of the Stanton Drew ritual complex. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and leads from the Great stone circle towards the northern row.


England Somerset Rest of England ST 60048 63310
Lat 51.36733563   Long -2.57526878

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

Stone alignments at Stanton Drew. Source: Google Maps.


Type: Double Length: 89m
No. of stones: 6 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 57° Altitude: 41m
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.


Stone row leading away from the Great Circle. View from west.

Row leading from the Great Circle. View from east.

Large stone in the foreground forms the western orthostat in the southern row in the South alignment. The two beyond form part of the northern side of the alignment. View from south.

The southern stones in the alignment. Stones to the left of the large orthostat form part of the NE Circle. View from west.

The two stones in the foreground form either side of the alignment. The stones in the background denote the position of the NE Circle. View from south 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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