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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Scorhill Cairn and Rows Alternative Name: Turner E25; Scorhill S1
Country: England County: Devon Type: Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue
Nearest Town: Chagford  Nearest Village: Teigncombe
Map Ref: SX65488721
Latitude: 50.668972N  Longitude: 3.904932W
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.
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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Scorhill Cairn and Rows
Scorhill Cairn and Rows submitted by theCaptain : On the northern side of the leat is another interesting cairn, the remains of which these days is not much more than an overgrown pile of stones and rubble, eaten away on its western side by the vehicle track which runs up the hillside from the leat crossing. (Vote or comment on this photo)
One or two hundred metres south of Scorhill stone circle, below the leat, can be found the remains of a cairn, with remnants of a double stone row running downhill from it towards the river Teign.

This cairn, below the leat, was difficult to make out, as it was very overgrown with gorse, ferns and stuff. The centre of the cairn has been dug into, and there is clearly the remains of a side set slab, probably once a side stone for a cist. There are a few other edge set stones around the outside of the cairn, probably once a nice retaining circle.

According to Butler, “starting at the lower edge of the cairn, two parallel lines of slabs almost hidden under the turf, the remains of a double stone row, are oriented directly downhill towards the river. The first six slabs of the west row and four in the eastern are in place, but the ground has been disturbed by peat cutting and stone pits further down and the rest have been lost”.

I believe I saw what was perhaps the first stone in one side, and maybe one more, but in the conditions when I visited, there is no way that these could have been made out to be a double stone row without the knowledge to look in the first place.

A bit further uphill, on the northern side of the leat, is another interesting cairn, the remains of which these days is not much more than an overgrown pile of stones and rubble, eaten away on its western side by the vehicle track which runs up the hillside from the leat crossing. The centre of the cairn has been dug into, and a side set slab can be seen. Around the outside of the cairn, a few edge set stones are clearly to be seen encircling the cairn.

Update December 2019: The cairn at SC 65530 87260, is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entry for the Scorhill Leat Platform Cairn Circle, which tells us: "(this is) A platform circle; ring of kerb stones 4.5m internal diam, enclosing flat-topped cairn 0.45m high. Indication of a stone ring/ring cairn beneath cairn". The cairn is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 1215545, as MDV6196 (Cairn in the parish of Gidleigh) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER, and scheduled as part of Historic England List Entry No. 1018915 (Scorhill stone circle, three cairns and a length of reave).

The remnants of the row are also featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entry for the Scorhill Stone Row, which tells us this site was claimed as a row by Butler (Volume 2, map 38.4), but it has no mention on either Pastscape, the Devon and Dartmoor HER or Historic England. Also see PDW's page for the Scorhill Stone Circle for more information.

The Stone Rows of Great Britain also classifies this as an uncertain row (see their list of Dubious, Uncertain and Unlikely rows.
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Scorhill Cairn and Rows
Scorhill Cairn and Rows submitted by theCaptain : On the northern side of the leat is another interesting cairn, the remains of which these days is not much more than an overgrown pile of stones and rubble, eaten away on its western side by the vehicle track which runs up the hillside from the leat crossing. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Scorhill Cairn and Rows
Scorhill Cairn and Rows submitted by theCaptain : One or two hundred metres south of Scorhill stone circle, below the leat, can be found the remains of a cairn, with remnants of a double stone row running downhill from it towards the river Teign. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Scorhill Cairn and Rows
Scorhill Cairn and Rows submitted by theCaptain (Vote or comment on this photo)

Scorhill Cairn and Rows
Scorhill Cairn and Rows submitted by Antonine : The stone circle appearing on the brow of the hill, 2011 (Vote or comment on this photo)

Scorhill Cairn and Rows
Scorhill Cairn and Rows submitted by Antonine : Menhirs in the wall at the northeast car park, 2011

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