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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Yellowmead row
Country: England County: Devon Type: Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue
Nearest Town: Princetown  Nearest Village: Sheepstor
Map Ref: SX5748267842  Landranger Map Number: 202
Latitude: 50.493001N  Longitude: 4.010609W
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:
2Not Good
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

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Anne T visited on 15th May 2019 - their rating: Cond: 2 Amb: 3 Access: 3 Yellomead Stone Row: Without Sandy G and Dave P I would not have known this stone row was here at all. Dave and Gordon F disappeared into the long grass towards the south/south west of the circle to see if they could find any more stones. I focussed on trying to understand what I was seeing nearer to the circle. Having Sandy's diagram, along with the information from Butler and other websites, has helped to clarify my understanding. To think that stone rows may have radiated from this fourfold stone circle. Absolutely fascinating!

SandyG visited on 18th Apr 2013 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 4 Access: 3 Car parking is available at SX 57887 67306. The row is about 750m north east of the car park across uneven and partly boggy open moorland.

Average ratings for this site from all visit loggers: Condition: 2.5 Ambience: 3.5 Access: 3

Yellowmead row
Yellowmead row submitted by Bladup : Yellowmead. This row leaves the circles at the south west. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Possible Multiple Stone Row in Devon

This stone row is recorded on the Stone Rows of Great Britain website - see their entry for Yellowmead Down, which tells us: "A multiple stone row, possibly of the fan-shaped tye measuring 28.4m long, including 17 small and medium-sized stones arranged in at least 8 separate lines and situated on a south west facing slope. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and as five of the rows include only a single slab the original form of the row is ambiguous. The rows lead downslope (westward) from an impressive concentric stone circle. The row stands near several cairns".

This stone row also features on Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks - see their entry for the Yellowmead Stone Row. It also forms part of the scheduling information for the Historic England List ID 1010212 and recorded as part of Pastscape Monument No. 438550.
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Yellowmead row
Yellowmead row submitted by Anne T : Showing the small stones of one of the rows at the bottom of the south west arc of the outer circle. Photograph shows a view across the centre of the stone circle, putting the angle of this particular row of stones into a context. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Yellowmead row
Yellowmead row submitted by Anne T : The stones of this stone row are very small and had to be pointed out to me by Sandy G and Dave P. These are the stones which emerge from the south western arc of the outer circle and run for 28.4m. The Stone Rows of Great Britain entry for this multiple row tells us there are 17 stones arranged in at least 8 separate lines which lead downslope from the circle. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Yellowmead row
Yellowmead row submitted by davep : The Yellowmead Stone Row, from the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks website, site 166 (Vote or comment on this photo)

Yellowmead row
Yellowmead row submitted by Bladup : To the west of the circles is this stone, I think it's the capstone of a cist. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Yellowmead row
Yellowmead row submitted by bec-zog : Yellowmead: Stone row(s) located ~250m from the main circles (@ SX 575678.) (1 comment)

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 3m SW 220° Yellowmead* Stone Circle (SX57486784)
 53m ENE 65° Yellowmead cairn* Cairn (SX5753167863)
 305m ESE 108° Yellowmead ring cairn* Ring Cairn (SX57776774)
 632m SE 144° Gutter Tor Roundhouse* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX57846732)
 663m NE 48° Outholme Newtake* Cist (SX57996827)
 731m SSE 163° Gutter Tor north* Cairn (SX5767667137)
 1.0km S 171° Gutter Tor South* Cist (SX5760966828)
 1.2km E 89° Leeden (Sheepstor)* Cairn (SX5869267838)
 1.3km NE 47° Cuckoo Rock (Dartmoor)* Rock Art (SX5846668715)
 1.3km SE 127° Whittenknowles Rocks* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX5852867024)
 1.4km W 260° St Leonard's Well (Sheepstor)* Holy Well or Sacred Spring (SX5607467630)
 1.5km NE 37° Down Tor Circular Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX5840069000)
 1.5km SE 125° Drizzlecombe Brook* Marker Stone (SX5870966946)
 1.5km W 261° Roman Cross (Sheepstor)* Ancient Cross (SX5595967653)
 1.6km NNE 19° Down Tor Cist* Cist (SX58046929)
 1.7km SE 141° Eastern Tor settlement Ancient Village or Settlement (SX5852966487)
 1.8km ESE 119° Drizzlecombe stone 4* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX58996694)
 1.8km E 100° Drizzlecombe cist 21* Cist (SX5922867476)
 1.8km ESE 109° Drizzlecombe cairn 13* Cist (SX5915167208)
 1.8km ESE 112° Drizzlecombe cairn 14* Cairn (SX5912767137)
 1.9km ESE 120° Drizzlecombe menhir 1* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX5905766860)
 1.9km ESE 116° Drizzlecombe menhir 3* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX5913566986)
 1.9km NE 38° Down Tor circle* Stone Circle (SX58686927)
 1.9km NE 37° Down Tor cairn* Cairn (SX58646931)
 1.9km ESE 117° Drizzlecombe row 1* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX5916166949)
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