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Piles Hill Stone Row

Piles Hill Stone Row

Photo taken on 18-04-2011

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: Piles Hill Double Stone Row & Cairns
OS Map: SX 65016 61113
OS Source: SRGB
HER: MDV5662
Megalithic Portal: 2080
The Stone Rows of GB: Piles Hill
PMD: Piles Hill Stone Row
Alternate name: Piles Hill
Short Name: SR Piles Hill
Butler map: 54.19
DPD page: 74
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): 865
Lidar: SX 65016 61113
Nearby sites: SX 65016 61113


"The double stone row formed by 139 stones, 7 of which lean; the others are either stumps with drill marks, cleanly snapped off stones, or recumbent posts, whole or split by drilling. Some 30 stones exceed 2.0m. in length with a maximum of 3.0m. A few take the form of slabs or boulders but the majority are of post-type up to 0.6m. square in section, with an angled top created by a single 'chamfer'. The rows in the main alignment are from 21.0m. to 30.0m. apart and within them the gaps between stones vary from 3.0m. to 30.0m. At each end the rows are close, 12.0m. to 17.0m. apart with fewer large gaps between stones". Lethbridge pp.74-6, diagram p.74.


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