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Submitted by TheCaptain on Sunday, 10 October 2004  Page Views: 6190

Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Sharpitor NW double row
Country: England County: Devon Type: Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue
Nearest Town: Princetown  Nearest Village: Walkhampton
Map Ref: SX5566570617  Landranger Map Number: 202
Latitude: 50.517496N  Longitude: 4.037282W
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.
5 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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markj99 visited on 28th Nov 2017 - their rating: Cond: 2 Amb: 3 Access: 4 The Sharpitor NW Stone Rows are easily visited by parking at SX 55707 70679, adjacent to a pool S of the B3212. The stones are mostly small and hidden under the moorland vegetation. The rows are delineated by a few exposed stones.

SandyG visited on 13th May 2015 - their rating: Cond: 1 Amb: 4 Access: 5 This is a very accessible stone row. Car parking is available adjacent to the row at SX 55678 70644.

Andy B have visited here

Average ratings for this site from all visit loggers: Condition: 1.5 Ambience: 3.5 Access: 4.5

Sharpitor NW double row
Sharpitor NW double row submitted by Brian Byng : Sharpitor NW double row looking southwest (Vote or comment on this photo)
Situated on the north western slopes of Sharpitor, just to the south of the B3212 by Goatstone Pool, can be found the remains of a fairly ruinous double stone row and a single stone row.

The remains of the double row start at a flattened cairn at the western end, and travel roughly eastwards over the crest of the hill, past the pool to a couple of large slabs and a blocking stone about 10 metres away. The stones are mostly very small, with many of them missing, and the row is very difficult to trace, especially by the pool and carpark.

Update November 2019: This row is featured on the Stone Rows of Great Britain website - see their entry for Sharpitor, North West 1, which includes a description, a plan of the Sharpitor stone alignments with their blocking stone and terminal cairns, photographs, access information and a list of online resources for more information.

The SRoGB also includes a separate entry for Sea Views at Sharpitor NW 1.

This row is also included on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entries for the Sharpitor N.W. 1 Stone Row and the Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists. PDW adds: ""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 row is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 440167, as MDV3762 (Double stone row 350m north-west of Sharpitor) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER and scheduled as Historic England List Entry No 1007422 (Two stone alignments and a round cairn 390m NW of Sharpitor).
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Sharpitor NW double row
Sharpitor NW double row submitted by SandyG : Simplified conjectural plan of the Sharpitor NW stone alignments (Source: Google Earth, Butler and fieldwork). (Vote or comment on this photo)

Sharpitor NW double row
Sharpitor NW double row submitted by Andy B : Double stone row on Dartmoor (Vote or comment on this photo)

Sharpitor NW double row
Sharpitor NW double row submitted by SandyG : View from east highlighting the positions of the double and single rows at Sharpitor NW. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Sharpitor NW double row
Sharpitor NW double row submitted by SandyG : Blocking stone (behind ranging rod) at the eastern end of the row. View from above and west (Scale 1m). (Vote or comment on this photo)

Sharpitor NW double row
Sharpitor NW double row submitted by SandyG : The stone row approaching the blocking stone at the eastern end. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Sharpitor NW double row
Sharpitor NW double row submitted by SandyG : The stone row is very fragmentary. View from west (Scale 1m).

Sharpitor NW double row
Sharpitor NW double row submitted by SandyG : Looking westward along the row towards the small cairn at the western end.

Sharpitor NW double row
Sharpitor NW double row submitted by SandyG : At the western end of the row is a small round cairn. View from south west (Scale 1m).

Sharpitor NW double row
Sharpitor NW double row submitted by SandyG : View from south with position of row, blocking stone and South Hessary Tor upon which the row is aligned highlighted (Scale 1m).

Sharpitor NW double row
Sharpitor NW double row submitted by SandyG : View from above and south (Scale 1m).

Sharpitor NW double row
Sharpitor NW double row submitted by AngieLake : Looking N across the rows towards Goatstone Pool and the small car park beside (just S of) the road. These rows would be on a similar N-S line on the map with Merrivale's rows, which lie south of Gt Mis Tor and the Staple Tors, whose rugged profiles are far right and centre horizon here. Sorry about the photo quality, it was a really dull cold day.

Sharpitor NW double row
Sharpitor NW double row submitted by AngieLake : Looking ENE along the row. Shame it was such a dull day last Sunday. (And bitterly cold!)

Sharpitor NW double row
Sharpitor NW double row submitted by AngieLake : Looking WSW along the row.

Sharpitor NW double row
Sharpitor NW double row submitted by Brian Byng : Sharpitor NW double row looking northeast

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 17m SSE 158° Sharpitor NW single row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5567170601)
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 499m ENE 69° Sharpitor NE* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX5613670785)
 619m W 281° Sharpitor W* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5505870748)
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 785m ENE 71° Stanlake Cist* Cist (SX5641670852)
 1.2km NNW 338° Routrundle South* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX55257172)
 1.2km NE 43° Leeden Tor* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5652271474)
 1.3km NNW 345° Routrundle North* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX55387185)
 1.3km SSE 148° Leather Tor* Cist (SX5631869522)
 1.3km ESE 104° Stan Lake Platform Cairn Circle Cairn (SX56917028)
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 1.5km ENE 59° Black Tor Stone Row Cairns (Stanlake)* Cairn (SX5699071370)
 1.7km ENE 58° Black Tor (Meavy)* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX5710271463)
 2.2km ENE 65° Raddick Hill North* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX57657147)
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 2.3km ENE 61° Hart Tor south row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX57687168)
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 2.3km ENE 61° Hart Tor South Terminal Cairn* Cairn (SX57727170)
 2.3km ENE 75° Raddick Hill Cist* Cist (SX57937116)
 2.5km NNE 24° Walkhampton Enclosed Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX56747286)
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Sharpitor NW double row Street View by Andy B on Friday, 02 April 2010
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    Re: Sharpitor NW double row Street View by TheCaptain on Saturday, 29 May 2010
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    thats not the stone row Andy - maybe an old hut circle. Its the wrong side of the road, and the stones are far too big. The real stone row runs from right to left just beyond the pool in this view

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Re: Sharpitor NW by Andy B on Thursday, 04 November 2004
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EH report here: http://www.magic.gov.uk/rsm/22283.pdf
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Re: Sharpitor NW by TheCaptain on Friday, 25 June 2004
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Condition: 2
Ambience: 2
Access: 5
Sharpitor Northwest Stone Rows, Sharpitor, Dartmoor, Devon SX557706
Visited Friday, 4th June 2004

Situated on the north western slopes of Sharpitor, just to the south of the B3212 by Goatstone Pool, can be found the remains of a fairly ruinous double stone row and a single stone row. The remains of the double row start at a flattened cairn at the western end, and travel roughly eastwards over the crest of the hill, past the pool and car park to a couple of large slabs and a blocking stone about 10 metres away. The stones are mostly very small, with many of them missing.

At the eastern end of the double row is the remains of a single row, at a slight angle to the double row, but again this row is very ruinous.

Beyond the downhill ends of these rows is a nice little cairn which survives in a much better condition, with remains of a central cist, and a surrounding stone kerb.
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