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Spurrell's Cross Stone Row

Spurrell's Cross Stone Row

Photo taken on 12-01-2016

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Erme East stone rows
OS Map: SX 65846 59856
OS Source: SRGB
HER record: 2890
Megalithic Portal: 2137
The Stone Rows of GB: Spurrells Cross
PMD: Spurrells Cross Stone Row
Alternate name: Spurrell's Cross
Short Name: SR Spurrells X
Butler map: 53.10
DPD page: 78
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): 119
Lidar: SX65855986
Notes: "The row has apparently been double, but since only seven stones still stand, which together with six sunken stones form the fixed points now determinable, it is difficult to ascertain the original spacing. The lines were probably about 3 feet 6 inches apart and the spacing between the stones about 3 feet. The length of the row is 370 feet as measured from the centre of the cairn and the direction of length is N 20o W. The largest standing stone is 2 feet in height. The cairn, at the south end of the row is 50 feet in diameter with only two stones remaining of the retaining circle". Lethbridge p.78, diagram p.77 Row 3. The photo here is most probably not of the row. The row runs parallel to Butterdon row and does not orientate on Spurrel's Cross.
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These are selected references with an emphasis on out of copyright sources linked as PDFs. For more detailed references try any linked HER record. For some records there are very good resources on the Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor (PMD) website by Bill Radcliffe. Barrow reports are linked above as are references to Butler, Grinsell and Turner.

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