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Fernworthy N. Stone Row

Fernworthy N. Stone Row

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Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65538 84336
OS Source: SRGB
HER record: 6562
Megalithic Portal: 1933
The Stone Rows of GB: Fernworthy 1
PMD: Fernworthy B Stone Row
Alternate name: Fernworthy 1
Short Name: SR Fernwthy N
Butler map: 35.15.1
DPD page: 138
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): 101
Lidar: SX65548434
Notes: Butler Row 1. "To the N of Fernworthy stone circle is a double stone row. At its N end are the disturbed remains of a barrow. The row survives well for 125m although beyond this (to the N) it has been heavily disturbed by forestry activity as far as the barrow. The plan of 1898, made prior to afforestation, shows the N end of the double row as already `buried or lost'. The surviving part of the double row contains paired, low stones 0.8m to 1.4m apart, averaging 0.3m high, although many are flush with the ground. The tallest stones are at the S end. The alignment of the row is tangential to the circle (SX 68 SE 56). The barrow at the N end of the row measures 6m in diameter, although it is very amorphous due to tree planting. there is a large proportion of stone in the centre of the low mound, as well as some amorphous scarping and one large upright slab." DNP Post 8D
Nearby sites: SX65548434

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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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