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Submitted by TheCaptain on Sunday, 10 October 2004  Page Views: 6992

Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Sharpitor W Alternative Name: Peek Hill Stone Row
Country: England County: Devon Type: Stone Row / Alignment
Nearest Town: Princetown  Nearest Village: Walkhampton
Map Ref: SX5505870748  Landranger Map Number: 202
Latitude: 50.518523N  Longitude: 4.045889W
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
3 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
4 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.
3 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 23rd Apr 2013 - their rating: Cond: 4 Amb: 4 Access: 3 Car parking is available at SX 55678 70644. From here walk due west for about 700m.

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Sharpitor W
Sharpitor W submitted by thecaptain : Sharpitor West Stone Row, Dartmoor, Devon SX551707 On the western slopes of Sharpitor are the remains of a nice stone row. The row starts near a cairn at the uphill end, and proceeds for 130 metres southwest down the slope to a large terminal stone, about 4 feet high. Just before this lower terminal stone, a spring and its small stream has broken through the row, and taken out some of the stone... (Vote or comment on this photo)
Situated on the western slopes of Sharpitor, to the northwest of the B3212, are the remains of a nice single stone row.

The row starts near a cairn at the uphill end, and proceeds for 130 metres southwest down the slope to a large terminal stone, about 4 feet high. Just before this lower terminal stone, a spring and its small stream has broken through the row, and taken out some of the stones. About halfway along the row is a strange double pair of stones.
The views to the southwest from here, overlooking the Tamar estuary are superb.

Update November 2019: This alignment is featured on the Stone Rows of Great Britain website - see their entry for Sharpitor, West, which includes a description, a plan of the row and its associated cairn, photographs of the alignment with its terminal pillar and cairn, access information and a list of online resources for more information.

The SRoGB also includes a separate entry for Sea Views at Sharpitor, West, which discusses and illustrates the sea views, sea triangles and stacked sea triangles that are visible from various points along the row.

The row is also recorded on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entries for the Sharpitor W. (Peek Hill) Stone Row and the Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists.

The row is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 440234 as MDV12831 (Stone alignment 600 metres north-east of Horseyeatt) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER, and scheduled as part of Historic England List Entry No. 1019566 (Stone alignment, five cairns, two stone hut circles and a length of reave 600m north east of Horseyeatt).
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Sharpitor W
Sharpitor W submitted by Brian Byng : Sharpitor west stone row, looking northeast from the lower end (Vote or comment on this photo)

Sharpitor W
Sharpitor W submitted by Brian Byng : Sharpitor west stone row, looking southwest (Vote or comment on this photo)

Sharpitor W Terminal Cairn
Sharpitor W Terminal Cairn submitted by davep : The Sharpitor W. (Peek Hill) Cairn Circle at the north eastern end of the stone row. Photo from the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Sharpitor W
Sharpitor W submitted by SandyG : The top of the row is denoted by a small mound which is probably a cairn. Many stone rows have unremarkable cairns at their upper ends. View from south west (23rd April 2013). (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Sharpitor W submitted by SandyG : The row ascending a relatively steep slope. Walkhampton Church is in the background. View from north east (23rd April 2013). (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Sharpitor W submitted by SandyG : Whilst many stones forming this row are substantial most are comparatively small. Considerably differences in the size of stones in rows is a characteristic. View from south west (23rd April 2013).

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Sharpitor W submitted by SandyG : A single stone slab standing adjacent to the row. This is an unusual but not unique feature. View from west (23rd April 2014).

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Sharpitor W submitted by SandyG : Three upright slabs and one recumbent forming part of the row. View from south (23rd April 2013).

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Sharpitor W submitted by SandyG : Despite consisting of a number of fairly substantial stones this stone row was not discovered until 1963. This photograph is of the terminal stone at the lower south western end of the row. View from north east (23rd April 2013).

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Sharpitor W submitted by Petercastle : The photo taken looking N.E. from the centre of the row.

Sharpitor W
Sharpitor W submitted by thecaptain : Sharpitor West Stone Row, Dartmoor, Devon SX551707 Situated on the western slopes of Sharpitor are the remains of a nice single stone row. The row starts near a cairn at the uphill end, and proceeds for 130 metres southwest down the slope to a large terminal stone, about 4 feet high. This is a view looking up the row from about half way,where there is a strange double pair of stones.

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 4m NW 324° Sharpitor W Terminal Cairn* Cairn (SX5505670751)
 619m E 101° Sharpitor NW double row* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX5566570617)
 629m ESE 102° Sharpitor NW single row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5567170601)
 781m E 94° Sharpitor cairn circle* Cairn (SX5583870678)
 990m N 10° Routrundle South* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX55257172)
 1.1km E 86° Sharpitor NE* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX5613670785)
 1.1km ENE 59° Leeden Hill* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX56017128)
 1.1km NNE 15° Routrundle North* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX55387185)
 1.3km E 86° Sharpitor NE (2) Stone Row / Alignment (SX564708)
 1.4km E 84° Stanlake Cist* Cist (SX5641670852)
 1.6km NNE 30° Ingra Tor Cist* Cairn (SX5587272083)
 1.6km ENE 62° Leeden Tor* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5652271474)
 1.8km SE 133° Leather Tor* Cist (SX5631869522)
 1.9km ESE 103° Stan Lake Platform Cairn Circle Cairn (SX56917028)
 2.0km ENE 71° Black Tor Stone Row Cairns (Stanlake)* Cairn (SX5699071370)
 2.0km ENE 77° Stanlake Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX57057115)
 2.2km ENE 69° Black Tor (Meavy)* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX5710271463)
 2.3km WNW 293° Sampford Spiney Memorial Stone Early Christian Sculptured Stone (SX52987168)
 2.4km NW 315° Sampford Spiney Church* Standing Stones (SX53427246)
 2.7km ENE 73° Raddick Hill North* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX57657147)
 2.7km NE 37° Walkhampton Enclosed Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX56747286)
 2.7km ENE 68° Hart Tor north rows* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX57637169)
 2.8km ENE 69° Hart Tor south row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX57687168)
 2.8km ENE 68° Hart Tor North circle* Stone Circle (SX57717171)
 2.8km ENE 69° Hart Tor South Terminal Cairn* Cairn (SX57727170)
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Re: Sharpitor W by TheCaptain on Friday, 18 June 2004
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Sharpitor West Stone Row, Dartmoor, Devon SX551707
Visited Friday, 4th June 2004

Situated on the western slopes of Sharpitor, to the northwest of the B3212, are the remains of a nice single stone row. The row starts near a cairn at the uphill end, and proceeds for 130 metres southwest down the slope to a large terminal stone, about 4 feet high. Just before this lower terminal stone, a spring and its small stream has broken through the row, and taken out some of the stones. About halfway along the row is a strange double pair of stones.

The views to the southwest from here, overlooking the Tamar estuary are superb.
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