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Dartmoor Site: Shoveldown E-F Stone Row

Shoveldown E-F Stone Row

Shoveldown E-F Stone Row

Photo taken on 06-06-2010

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex
OS Map: SX 66017 85840
OS Source: SRGB
HER: MDV6179
Megalithic Portal: 2126
The Stone Rows of GB: Shoveldown 5
PMD: Shovel Down G Stone Row
Alternate name: Shoveldown 5
Short Name: SR Shovel E-F
Butler map: 36.7.5
DPD page: 139
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): 148
Lidar: SX 66017 85840
Nearest Bus Stop (Minor): Wonson Telephone Box (4.0 km) [Route: 670]
Nearest Bus Stop (Major): Chagford The Square (4.4 km) [Route: 173,178,671]
Nearby sites: SX 66017 85840


Worth Row G, Butler Rows 5 & 6 ('E')SX 66028581 to SX 66028567) A double row, 485 feet long with 3 1/4 feet between the rows which run almost due north and south, and terminates in a standing stone known as the Longstone (SX 68 NE 39). Fairly complete at the northern end but more ragged towards the south.

('F' SX66028567 to SX 66038549) A double row continuing on almost the same alignment as ('E'), 555 feet long and terminating in a single standing stone, the sole survivor of the Three Boys (SX 68 NE 40). Only a few set stones survive but Ormerod (a) states that in 1858 the pits left by the removal of the other stones of the double row could still be seen.

Lethbridge 139-145, diagram p.139.


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