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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Stannon Newtake West Cairn and row Alternative Name: Butler (map 35.21)
Country: England County: Devon Type: Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue
Nearest Town: Moretonhampstead  Nearest Village: Postbridge
Map Ref: SX65338110  Landranger Map Number: 191
Latitude: 50.614022N  Longitude: 3.904831W
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.
3 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.
2 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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TheCaptain visited on 3rd May 2022 - their rating: Cond: 2 Amb: 3 Access: 2 From the Stannon Newtake cairn with cist, I tried to get to the cairn with possible small stone row which is nearby down the hill. However, I could not get through all the chest height gorse and heather to find it. I do think that I saw a couple of the larger stones further down, standing in a cleared area. I later find out that the whole length of the White Ridge stone row has been cleared and links up with these stones, which are possibly the end of that long row.

Stannon Newtake West Cairn and row
Stannon Newtake West Cairn and row submitted by TheCaptain : From the Stannon Newtake cairn with cist, I tried to get to the cairn with possible small stone row which is nearby down the hill. However, I could not get through all the chest height gorse and heather to find it. I think I saw the cairn and a couple of the larger stones further down, situated in a cleared area, lower left of this picture (Vote or comment on this photo)
Downhill from the conspicuous cairn with cist can be found the remains of another cairn 6m in diameter, excavated by Burnard in 1896, revealing an off centre pit filled with charcoal with some bone fragments and a single flint tool.

Possibly associated with this cairn are several stones to the southeast, two of which still stand and may be blocking stones for two short stone rows extending from the cairn.

Update December 2019: This row is featured on the Stone Rows of Great Britain - see their entry for the Stannon Newtake, which tells us: "Following vegetation clearance by the Dartmoor Preservation Association it was found that this line of stones forms part of the White Ridge stone row and is not a row in its own right".

This site is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 917480, as MDV54555 (Alignment) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER, and scheduled as part of Historic England List Entry No. 1021339 (Coaxial fields, prehistoric settlement, two cairns and a stone alignment in Little Stannon Newtake, 900m south east of Stannon Tor).
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Stannon Newtake West Cairn and row
Stannon Newtake West Cairn and row submitted by TheCaptain : From the Stannon Newtake cairn with cist, I tried to get to the cairn with possible small stone row which is nearby down the hill. However, I could not get through all the chest height gorse and heather to find it. I think I saw the cairn and a couple of the larger stones further down, standing in a cleared area, to the left of the tree in this picture (Vote or comment on this photo)

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SX6581 : Stannon Newtake East cairn and cist by Guy Wareham
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SX6581 : South of White Ridge - Dartmoor by Richard Knights
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SX6480 : The Stannon Sunlounger (1) by MrC
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Re: Stannon Newtake West Cairn and double row by SandyG on Sunday, 14 January 2018
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It turns out that this row is in fact the southern end of the White Ridge row which is much longer than previously thought. Recent vegetation clearance has revealed stones leading from the White Ridge row to these stones.
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