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Sharpitor N.W. 1 Stone Row

Sharpitor N.W. 1 Stone Row

Photo taken on 17-05-2019

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Walk: Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists
OS Map: SX 55665 70617
OS Source: SRGB
HER: MDV3762
Megalithic Portal: 2118
The Stone Rows of GB: Sharpitor North West 1
PMD: Sharpitor Summit N Stone Row
Alternate name: Sharpitor NW 1
Short Name: SR Sharp NW1
Butler map: 45.12.1
DPD page: 21
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Barrow Report: 66
Dimensions (m): 113
Lidar: SX 55665 70617
Nearby sites: SX 55665 70617


"The double stone row is in poor shape. Both terminals have survived fixing its length at 113m from the blocking stone to the centre of the cairn. The cairn (4.5 x 0.3) has lost its retaining circle and has been dug into in the centre. The other end of the row is well defined by a pair of larger slabs in the line of the rows followed by a central cross-set blocking stone 1.2m long that has been tipped backwards and is partly overgrown. The stones seemed to have increased in size nearer the cairn. Unusually the highest point on the ground is not at the cairn end but near the centre of the rows as they cross the summit of the ridge". Lethbridge pp.20-22. See also: Sea Views at Sharpitor NW 1


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