<< Text Pages >> Soussons Down Stone Row - Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue in England in Devon

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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Soussons Down Stone Row Alternative Name: Red Barrows; Butler (V3 24.2)
Country: England County: Devon Type: Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue
Nearest Town: Princetown  Nearest Village: Postbridge / Bellever
Map Ref: SX6767079980  Landranger Map Number: 191
Latitude: 50.604491N  Longitude: 3.871376W
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
1 Ambience:
2Not Good
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no data 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
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no data 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

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graemefield visited on 30th Jun 2012 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 5 Access: 5 The central cist has now had its earth removed after what looks like more fire damage.

Triple Stone Row with terminal cairn in Devon

Update November 2019: Information about this now destroyed alignment comes from the Stone Rows of Great Britain website - see their entry for the Soussons Down.

The SRoGB tells us this was a triple stone row which measured 62m long which was first described in 1898. The row was subsequently destroyed by afforestation in 1946. The cairn at its upper northern end still survives.

The cairn is recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 1234904, as MV6015 (Cairn in the Parish of Manaton) and is scheduled as Historic England List ID 1018790(Round cairn on Soussons Down, 1.2km north west of Soussons).

The row is also featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entries for the Soussons Down (Red Barrows) Stone Row and the Soussons Cairn Circle, which adds: "The row was associated with a cairn about 300m north of the four Red Barrow cairn group".
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Nearby Images from Geograph Britain and Ireland:
SX6780 : Soussons Down mine workings by Guy Wareham
by Guy Wareham
SX6779 : Red Barrows, Soussons Down by Guy Wareham
by Guy Wareham
SX6879 : Soussons Down forest by don cload
by don cload
SX6880 : Forest clearance on Soussons Down by David Smith
by David Smith
SX6879 : Bridleway leaves the track by Michael Dibb
by Michael Dibb

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 310m S 173° Soussons Down Cairns* Barrow Cemetery (SX6770079671)
 1.3km S 186° Soussons Common* Stone Circle (SX6751178692)
 1.4km NNW 337° Water hill cairn* Cairn (SX67158128)
 1.5km ENE 60° Challacombe Down Standing Stone* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX69028072)
 1.5km NE 55° Challacombe Down Cairn Circle* Cairn (SX68968083)
 1.6km NE 56° Challacombe rows* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX68988082)
 1.7km N 10° Bennet's Cross* Ancient Cross (SX68008162)
 2.0km NNE 30° Birch Tor Cairn* Cairn (SX6868681654)
 2.0km S 186° Cator Common Cairn Circle* Cairn (SX6742678001)
 2.3km NNE 19° Bush Down Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX6849282173)
 2.4km S 187° Cater Common settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX673776)
 2.4km WNW 294° Stannon Newtake cist* Cist (SX65468105)
 2.5km SSW 192° Cator Common Platform Cairn and Cist Cairn (SX67107751)
 2.6km N 350° Hurston Ridge* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX67308251)
 2.6km ENE 68° Grimspound* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX70078090)
 2.6km N 351° Hurston Ridge Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX67338253)
 2.6km WNW 294° Stannon Newtake West Cairn and row* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX65338110)
 2.6km ENE 58° Hookney Tor Cairn* Cairn (SX6990281310)
 2.6km WSW 252° Maggie Cross* Ancient Cross (SX6516679216)
 2.7km ENE 76° Hamel Down Platform Cairn (North)* Cairn (SX70318057)
 2.7km NE 39° Shapley Common Ancient Village or Settlement (SX69428206)
 2.7km E 86° Hamel Down Cross* Ancient Cross (SX70428011)
 2.8km WNW 303° White Ridge stone row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX65408156)
 2.8km N 357° Chagford Common Cairn* Cairn (SX6757182800)
 2.9km E 90° Broad Barrow (Hamel Down)* Round Barrow(s) (SX70577990)
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