S4. Short single rows composed of more than 10 small and/or medium sized stones

Lakehead Hill, East on Dartmoor

Distribution of short single rows composed of more than 10 small and/or medium sized stones 

Short single rows of this type are extremely rare and indeed the only two surviving examples can be found together on Lakehead Hill on Dartmoor.  The third example at Troed y rhiw in Pembrokeshire no longer survives and for this reason is of less than certain identity.  The practise of building rows of identical character next to or close to each other is a recognised characteristic and is powerful evidence of a local response to a regional custom.  Essentially there was no blue-print to follow and instead it was perfectly acceptable for the row builders to construct these monuments according to their own interpretation of what was needed. This is hardly surprising given the obvious different vernacular building traditions that developed in later times. 

 

The Individual Rows

Lakehead Hill, East on Dartmoor leads towards a substantial cist


Lakehead Hill Summit on Dartmoor


Troed y rhiw in Pembrokeshire no longer survives but originally included 24 closely set stones leading from a stone circle


Building a Typology


First published: 16th March 2019

Last Updated: 16th March 2019

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