Looking at: plan form

No two stone rows are identical and the degree of variability is considerable. This variability can be assessed and demonstrated using statistics. Another way of looking at differences between the rows is to compare their plan form. The immense size range means that it is not practical to present plans of all the Great British rows at the same scale. The longest row is 1,106 times longer than the shortest and for this reason it is necessary to examine rows of similar lengths together. All the drawings for stone rows less than 200m long are at the same scale, but the longer ones are shown at different scales. This is necessary in order to allow them to be seen on the screen. This article presents the known plan forms of the stone rows permitting a rapid overview and appreciation of their varied character. The illustrations are necessarily simplified, but despite this give a reasonable impression of each row where data is available.  This series of drawing currently represents the most comprehensive set of available Great British stone row plans, but despite this a significant number remain to be added. As information becomes available the illustrations will be updated.

Simplified plan illustrating the form of stone rows measuring less than 10m long. The rows are arranged according to their latitude with Scottish ones at the top and SW English ones at the bottom. Scottish rows are presented against a light blue background, Welsh rows against a light green background and English rows (pink). The relatively small number of English rows of this length is obvious.  ? indicates that the plan form of the row is not currently available. Click on the plan to open a higher resolution version.

Simplified plan illustrating the form of stone rows measuring between 10m and 20m long. The rows are arranged according to their latitude with Scottish ones at the top and SW English ones at the bottom. Scottish rows are presented against a light blue background, Welsh rows against a light green background and English rows (pink).  ? indicates that the plan form of the row is not currently available. Click on the plan to open a higher resolution version.

Simplified plan illustrating the form of stone rows measuring between 20m and 30m long. The rows are arranged according to their latitude with Scottish ones at the top and SW English ones at the bottom. Scottish rows are presented against a light blue background, Welsh rows against a light green background and English rows (pink).  ? indicates that the plan form of the row is not currently available.

Simplified plan illustrating the form of stone rows measuring between 30m and 50m long. The rows are arranged according to their latitude with Scottish ones at the top and SW English ones at the bottom. Scottish rows are presented against a light blue background, Welsh rows against a light green background and English rows (pink).  ? indicates that the plan form of the row is not currently available. Click on the plan to open a higher resolution version.

Simplified plan illustrating the form of stone rows measuring between 50m and 100m long. The rows are arranged according to their latitude with Scottish ones at the top and SW English ones at the bottom. Scottish rows are presented against a light blue background, Welsh rows against a light green background and English rows (pink).  ? indicates that the plan form of the row is not currently available. Click on the plan to open a higher resolution version.

Simplified plan illustrating the form of stone rows measuring between 100m and 200m long. The rows are arranged according to their latitude with Scottish ones at the top and SW English ones at the bottom. Scottish rows are presented against a light blue background, Welsh rows against a light green background and English rows (pink).  The orientation of the rows are indicated by separate north arrows. Empty frames indicates that the plan form of the row is not currently available. Click on the plan to open a higher resolution version.

Simplified plan illustrating the form of stone rows measuring more than 200m long. The rows are arranged according to their latitude with Scottish ones at the top and SW English ones at the bottom. Scottish rows are presented against a light blue background, Welsh rows against a light green background and English rows (pink).  The orientation of the rows are indicated by separate north arrows and the size by a 100m long grey scale bar. Empty frames indicates that the plan form of the row is not currently available. Click on the plan to open a higher resolution version.

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