Stone Row North
Bronze Age Stone Row
Fernworthy Forest, Dartmoor, Devon OS Map Ref SX65528427
OS Maps - Landranger 191 (Okehampton & North Dartmoor), Explorer OL28 (Dartmoor)
Looking south along northern stone row at Fernworthy, the stones are so small they barely poke above the level of the late summer grass. Fernworthy stone circle lies a short distance beyond the gap in the trees.
About 100 metres to the north of Fernworthy Circle through a gap in the trees is a double row of tiny stones that terminate with a low blocking stone and damaged cairn.
It's difficult to put an accurate figure to the number of stones, there are about fifty visible, either fallen or standing but gaps toward the northern end may indicate that more once stood here - they may even be buried beneath the turf.
The row measures around 100 metres in length but only a metre in width with a north-northeast to south-southwest axis that would pass through the stone circle if it were extended. Like the two rows to the south it stops short of the circle, is this an indicator that the rows were built after the circle?
Date: Bronze Age
The northern end of the row is marked by this small blocking stone and a mound or cairn.