Tolborough Tor on Bodmin Moor At least 10 stone rows are built across the limit of visibility to the landmark or feature that they are aligned on. This is a rare characteristic of stone rows but is unlikely to be a coincidence and forms one part of the often complex visual relationships between stone rows and […]

Lakehead Hill Summit stone row on Dartmoor points at Longaford Tor. At least 22 rows are aligned upon a landmark. Often it is a distinctive hill such as at Afon Hyddgen which is aligned upon Disgwlfa Fawr or at Lakehead Hill summit which is aligned on Longaford Tor and Haytor Rocks. Sometimes they are aligned on […]

Cnoc na Grèine in the Western Isles The stone rows do not sit in splendid isolation.  They would have all been built where they are for a reason. Humans rarely build randomally within the landscape. Buildings and other structures are deliberately located and positioned. There is no reason to suppose that stone rows were any different.  […]

The Nine Maidens is a single stone row probably measuring 729m long, including at least 10 large-sized orthostats situated on a south west facing slope with a sea view reveal at the upper end (NNE). The row is orientated NNE to SSW and most of the stones survive in a cluster at the southern end. […]

Last week we looked at Trowlesworthy 1. A short distance to the west is a second stone row known as Trowlesworthy 2. This is a single stone row measuring 82m long, including at least 44 mainly medium-sized stones together with some small and large stones situated on a south west facing slope. The row is […]

Trowlesworthy 1 on Dartmoor is a fine double stone row measuring 127.7m long, including at least 110 mainly medium-sized stones together with some small and large stones situated on a south west facing slope. The row is orientated north to south and there is a kerbed cairn at the upper northern end. The row stands near another […]

Waun Oer stone row in Snowdonia National Park, Wales The Gazetteer has recently been updated and now each page includes a link to an Ordnance Survey Map via Bing. Clicking on the NGR will open an Ordnance Map at Scale 1:25000 showing the position of the row. Click here to see the map for Waun […]