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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Drizzlecombe row 2 Alternative Name: Drizzlecombe C, Drizzlecombe NE; Butler Row 2; NMR Row 2; Worth Row C
Country: England County: Devon Type: Stone Row / Alignment
Nearest Town: Tavistock  Nearest Village: Lee Moor
Map Ref: SX5925867054  Landranger Map Number: 202
Latitude: 50.486348N  Longitude: 3.98529W
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
4 Ambience:
2Not Good
0No data.
5 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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Catrinm visited on 5th Jul 2020 - their rating: Cond: 4 Amb: 4 Access: 3

Catrinm visited on 5th Jul 2020 - their rating: Cond: 4 Amb: 4 Access: 3

Anne T visited on 15th May 2019 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 4 Access: 3 Drizzlecombe 2: Having three stone rows, their cairns, cists and longstones all in a very close proximity was quite stunning. As we walked up and down this row with Sandy G and the rest of the Intrepid Dartmoor Expedition Group, I was barely able to take it all in - so much to see and understand. When we started off at the longstone at the western end of the row, there was blue sky and whispy clouds; by the time we'd wandered up to the cairn at the eastern end of the row, a mist/clag had started to descend, so the views from/around the stone row weren't quite as good as earlier, but the atmosphere of this place was just amazing. The longstone is a really peculiar shape. Butler, volume 3 of "Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities", page 138, says "According to Worth, it was probably dragged here from Higher Hartor Tor, about a kilometre away".

SandyG visited on 7th Apr 2013 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 4 Access: 3 Car parking is available at SX 57887 67306. The row is about 1400m ESE of the car park across open moorland.

Average ratings for this site from all visit loggers: Condition: 3.5 Ambience: 4 Access: 3

Drizzlecombe row 2
Drizzlecombe row 2 submitted by Brian Byng : View of what the natives call row C the one with the 14ft (4.3m) high terminal stone in Burls book page 114. The chinese graphic is on the largest stone that can be seen at the far end & is facing the camera. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Stone Row making up part of the Drizzlecombe complex on southwestern Dartmoor in Devon

Single stone row 83 metres in length on a northeast - southwest alignment. The row has a 4.2 metre tall longstone at the SW end, facing across the row, as a blocker. The row goes uphill to the uphill NE end where there is a small cairn surrounded by a nice ring of stone slabs, referred to here as the SSE circle.

Update July 2019: This stone row is recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 438619 and as part of the scheduling information for Historic England List ID 1014145. The Devon and Dartmoor HER also includes an entry for this row; see MDV14776 (Alignment).

The stone row also features on Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks - see their entries for the Drizzlecombe N.E. Stone Row and the Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1).

The Stone Rows of Great Britain includes a page for Drizzlecombe 2. SRoGB also explores the restricted sea views along this row - see Sea Views at Drizzlecombe 2 for more information.
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Drizzlecombe row 2
Drizzlecombe row 2 submitted by Anne T : Standing about half way down the 83.2m length of this row, looking back towards the longstone at its western end. The Giant's Basin cairn is to the left hand side of the photo (just above centre). (Vote or comment on this photo)

Drizzlecombe row 2
Drizzlecombe row 2 submitted by Anne T : The Chinese graffiti on the northern face of the stone, which Historic England says was put there some time prior to 1963, although "this is now weathered and not obtrusive". (Vote or comment on this photo)

Drizzlecombe row 2
Drizzlecombe row 2 submitted by Anne T : View over the cairn at the head (eastern) end of Drizzlecombe row 2, looking back towards the longstone. Row 1 can just be seen running off to an angle in the top right hand quadrant of the photo; its longstone is marked with a red arrow. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Drizzlecombe row 2
Drizzlecombe row 2 submitted by davep : Photo of the long stone at the western end of Drizzlecombe Stone Row 2/Drizzlecombe N.E. Row. Worth called this stone row 'Row C'. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Drizzlecombe row 2
Drizzlecombe row 2 submitted by Bladup : Drizzlecombe row 2.

Drizzlecombe row 2
Drizzlecombe row 2 submitted by SandyG : Several stones forming part of this stone row have fallen and are slowing disappearing beneath the turf.

Drizzlecombe row 2
Drizzlecombe row 2 submitted by SandyG : Stone row approaching the kerbed cairn. View from south west.

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 13m NNE 31° Drizzlecombe cairn 2* Ring Cairn (SX5926567065)
 23m NW 317° Drizzlecombe row 3* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5924367071)
 26m NNW 348° Drizzlecombe cairn 3* Ring Cairn (SX5925367080)
 51m NNW 335° Drizzlecombe cairn 4* Stone Circle (SX5923867101)
 59m SW 233° Drizzlecombe* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX59216702)
 72m SW 220° Drizzlecombe menhir 2* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX59216700)
 122m SSW 206° Drizzlecombe Giant's Basin* Cairn (SX5920266945)
 124m SW 216° Drizzlecombe Cist 6* Cairn (SX5918366955)
 129m SW 223° Drizzlecombe cairn 1.* Cairn (SX5916866962)
 140m WSW 239° Drizzlecombe menhir 3* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX5913566986)
 143m SW 221° Drizzlecombe row 1* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX5916166949)
 155m WNW 301° Drizzlecombe cairn 14* Cairn (SX5912767137)
 174m NE 41° Drizzlecombe Cairn 18* Cairn (SX5937667182)
 181m NNE 12° Drizzlecombe Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX59306723)
 187m NW 324° Drizzlecombe cairn 13* Cist (SX5915167208)
 279m SW 224° Drizzlecombe menhir 1* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX5905766860)
 291m WSW 245° Drizzlecombe stone 4* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX58996694)
 322m NNE 29° Drizzlecombe Cairn 23* Cairn (SX5942367331)
 326m NNE 19° Drizzlecombe W row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5937067360)
 328m NNE 19° Cairn At Head of Drizzlecombe Row 4* Cairn (SX5937467361)
 339m NNE 18° Standing Stone Near Cairn at Head of Drizzlecombe Row 4* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX5937067374)
 354m SSE 148° Giant's Hill West* Cist (SX59446675)
 358m S 170° Giant's hill cairn* Cairn (SX59316670)
 396m SSW 214° Drizzlecombe cist 22* Cist (SX59036673)
 423m N 354° Drizzlecombe cist 21* Cist (SX5922867476)
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