Yelland stone row

Looking east along the double Yelland stone row (From Grinsell, L.V., 1970, 35).

A double row measuring 34.5m long, including 22 small and medium-sized stones now mainly buried below estuarine mud flats. The row is orientated north west to south east.


England Devon Rest of England SS 49144 32808
Lat 51.0746618   Long -4.1548222

Map showing the location of Yelland stone row.

Plan of the Yelland stone row (Source: Grinsell, L.V. 1970, 44).


Type: Double Length: 34.5m
No. of stones: 22 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 90° Altitude: 0m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  –
Notes: Mainly buried below sand and silt although four stones were visible in the 1990’s and Google Maps shows four stones visible at this location.  Fieldwork should confirm whether these stones form part of the row. There is a contradiction in the existing records concerning the orientation of the row.  The plan shows the row orientated east to west whilst descriptive text refers to a north west to south east orientation.

Other Information

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


Category: Probable.  There is a possibility that this feature represents the remains of a fish trap or other structure associated with sea shore activity.  On balance however a prehistoric stone row interpretation is most likely.


This stone row is of Type D10. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     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.

Grinsell, L.V., 1970, The Archaeology of Exmoor – Bideford Bay to Bridgewater, David & Charles, pgs. 35 and 43-44.


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FIRST PUBLISHED:- 12th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 12th May 2021

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