Hingston Hill stone row on Dartmoor. A different sort of battle. It is now more than seven years since I embarked on the journey to visit, record and interpret the known stone rows in Great Britain. The catalyst for this adventure was the discovery of the stone row at Bancbryn in South Wales and the […]

Cefn Gwernffrwd Row I in Mid Wales There are eleven short single rows composed of less than 10 small and/or medium-sized stones and their distribution is very much focused on the moors of South West England and the uplands of Mid Wales. The solitary example (Garynahine, Cnoc Fillibhir Mhor) in the Western Isles may be the […]

A cairn on distant Brown Gelly appears from behind the terminal stone at East Moor stone row on Bodmin Moor Prominent cairns and standing stones are often visible from stone rows. At least 142 stone rows are know where these types of archaeology can be seen from rows.  Clearly it is not possible to be certain that […]

Conies Down on Dartmoor Many rows are situated within dramatic landscapes and therefore it is perhaps inevitable that many will have views of prominent hill, mountains or tors. Nevertheless it is possible that many of the rows were situtated to incorporate views of these significant places.  They are generally situtated at the limit of visibilty reinforcing […]

Restricted distant view at Rhos y Beddau stone row in Mid Wales Compared to some types of visual landscape link, examples of rows where restricted views of landscape beyond the immediate confines of the row are relatively rare.  This may in part be a result of this phenomenon being identified relatively recently and the reliance on decent […]

Hartland Point is clearly visible from North Regis Common stone row At least 87 stone rows have views of promontories from them. Most protrude into the sea, but some are to found adjacent to inland waters. Promontories are distinctive landscape features and the possibility therefore exists that they were deliberately incorporated into the viewshed of stone rows. […]

At Bryn Seward the sea view is hidden behind a large cairn. A significant proportion of stone rows with a sea view are also situated across the limit of visibility to the sea.  This means that the sea appears/disappears on at least one occasion along the length of the row. The chances of so many being positioned […]