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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Sharpitor NE Alternative Name: Sharpitor E
Country: England County: Devon Type: Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue
Nearest Town: Princetown  Nearest Village: Walkhampton
Map Ref: SX5613670785  Landranger Map Number: 202
Latitude: 50.519121N  Longitude: 4.030708W
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
2 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
2 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
4 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
5

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SandyG visited on 27th Jul 2015 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 4 Access: 4 Car parking is available at SX 56120 70875. From here the row is a very short walk to the south.

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Sharpitor NE
Sharpitor NE submitted by Brian Byng : Sharpitor NE double row, looking west towards the cairn (Vote or comment on this photo)
Double Stone Row on the northeastern slopes of Sharpitor in Devon

Situated on the flattish saddle of land between Sharpitor and Leedon Tor, just to the south of the B3212 can be found the remains of a few cairns and a much ruined double stone row. The remains of this row are only about 20 metres long, with the double row of stones being placed very close to each other. The cairn at the upper, western, end of the row is also very flattened and ruinous.

Just beyond the downhill end of the row is another cairn in much better condition.

Update November 2019: This alignment is featured on the Stone Rows of Great Britain website - see their entry for Sharpitor, North East, which includes a description, a plan of the row and its associated cairns (also showing how it is cut by a reave), photographs, access information and a list of online resources for more information.

The row is also recorded on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website as the Sharpitor E. Stone Row and the Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists.

The row is also recorded, along with its cairns, as Pastscape Monument No. 440158, as MDV4991 (Stone row 450 meters north of Sharpitor) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER and scheduled as Historic England List Entry No. 1007433 (Stone alignment, two round cairns and a length of Walkhampton Common reave lying in a valley between Sharpitor and Leeden Tor).

Note: Please note this row is referred to as Sharpitor E in Burl, which PDW tells us can cause confusion with another alleged row.
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Sharpitor NE
Sharpitor NE submitted by SandyG : View from above and north west. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Sharpitor NE
Sharpitor NE submitted by SandyG : View from above and south east. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Sharpitor NE
Sharpitor NE submitted by SandyG : View from above and the east. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Sharpitor NE
Sharpitor NE submitted by SandyG : The cairn at the top of the row is far from spectacular. The stones in the foreground are part of the cairn although from this angle they look surprisingly like another row (29th April 2013). (Vote or comment on this photo)

Sharpitor NE
Sharpitor NE submitted by SandyG : The two rows forming this double alignment are almost touching. It would have been very difficult if not impossible to walk between the stones. View from east (29th April 2013). (Vote or comment on this photo)

Sharpitor NE
Sharpitor NE submitted by SandyG : View along the row illustrating that most of the stones barely protrude through the turf. View from west (29th April 2013).

Sharpitor NE
Sharpitor NE submitted by SandyG : The double row in the foreground with the Walkhampton Common East Reave in the background beside the white pony. The Walkhampton Common East Reave is a Middle Bronze Age territorial boundary and it passes between the lower cairn and the stone row suggesting the usual amount of respect from the later prehistoric inhabitants of the moor. View from north (29th April 2013).

Sharpitor NE
Sharpitor NE submitted by SandyG : The double row ascending Sharpitor hill. View from east (29th April 2013).

Sharpitor NE
Sharpitor NE submitted by SandyG : On foggy Dartmoor days the archaeology can somehow seem bigger. Cairn below the the stone row has clearly been the target of early explorers. (23rd March 2013).

Sharpitor NE
Sharpitor NE submitted by thecaptain : Sharpitor Northeast Stone Row, Dartmoor, Devon SX561708 Situated on the flattish saddle of land between Sharpitor and Leedon Tor can be found the remains of a much ruined double stone row and cairn. Just beyond the downhill end of the row is another cairn in much better condition.

Sharpitor NE
Sharpitor NE submitted by thecaptain : Sharpitor Northeast Stone Row, Dartmoor, Devon SX561708 Situated on the flattish saddle of land between Sharpitor and Leedon Tor can be found the remains of a much ruined double stone row and cairn at the upper, western, end of the row. View here of the cairn looking down the row. Not a great deal to see with the grass and ferns growing, is there !

Sharpitor NE
Sharpitor NE submitted by Brian Byng : Sharpitor NE row, looking east

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 264m E 85° Sharpitor NE (2) Stone Row / Alignment (SX564708)
 287m ENE 75° Stanlake Cist* Cist (SX5641670852)
 316m WSW 249° Sharpitor cairn circle* Cairn (SX5583870678)
 499m WSW 249° Sharpitor NW double row* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX5566570617)
 499m WSW 247° Sharpitor NW single row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5567170601)
 511m NNW 344° Leeden Hill* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX56017128)
 789m NNE 28° Leeden Tor* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5652271474)
 922m ESE 122° Stan Lake Platform Cairn Circle Cairn (SX56917028)
 982m ENE 67° Stanlake Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX57057115)
 1.0km NE 54° Black Tor Stone Row Cairns (Stanlake)* Cairn (SX5699071370)
 1.1km W 266° Sharpitor W* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5505870748)
 1.1km W 267° Sharpitor W Terminal Cairn* Cairn (SX5505670751)
 1.2km NE 53° Black Tor (Meavy)* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX5710271463)
 1.3km S 170° Leather Tor* Cist (SX5631869522)
 1.3km NW 315° Routrundle South* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX55257172)
 1.3km NW 323° Routrundle North* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX55387185)
 1.3km NNW 347° Ingra Tor Cist* Cairn (SX5587272083)
 1.7km ENE 64° Raddick Hill North* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX57657147)
 1.7km ENE 57° Hart Tor north rows* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX57637169)
 1.8km ENE 58° Hart Tor south row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX57687168)
 1.8km ENE 58° Hart Tor North circle* Stone Circle (SX57717171)
 1.8km ENE 58° Hart Tor South Terminal Cairn* Cairn (SX57727170)
 1.8km ENE 77° Raddick Hill Cist* Cist (SX57937116)
 2.2km NNE 15° Walkhampton Enclosed Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX56747286)
 2.3km E 98° Crazy Well Cross* Ancient Cross (SX58387039)
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