|England||Dorset||Rest of England||SZ 02503 85052|
|Lat 50.66506574 Long -1.96597068|
Plan of the stones at Studland (Source: RCHM(E), 1970, 506).
|Type: Boundary stones||Length: 248m|
|No. of stones: 5||Size of stones: Medium and large|
|Orientation: 14°||Altitude: 10m|
|Upper end: –||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) :||Sea View: Yes|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: No|
Category: Uncertain. The regular wide spacing combined with the precise straightness of the line of five stones strongly suggests that this is a series of boundary stones. The sixth stone is a considerable distance from the orientation of the others and probably indicates that the boundary shifted westward. No plausible rows are known which have such evenly spaced stones set so far apart, whereas this is a known characteristic of boundary stones. The stones are first described by the Royal Commission who make no claims for their date saying simply that there “is a straight line of five regularly placed stones, originally standing upright, with a sixth N.W. of the N. end of the line” (RCHM(E), 1970, 504). The stones are depicted on the 1st edition (1889) 1:2,500 Ordnance Survey mapping.
Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England), An Inventory of Historical Monuments in The County of Dorset, Volume Two South-East, Part 3, 1970, 504 and 506.