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Dartmoor Site: Cosdon Stone Row

Cosdon Stone Row

Cosdon Stone Row

Photo taken on 13-06-2010

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: Cosdon Hill Triple Stone Row
OS Map: SX 64317 91600
OS Source: SRGB
HER: MDV6886
Megalithic Portal: 1858
The Stone Rows of GB: Cosdon
PMD: Cosdon Stone Row
Alternate name: Cosdon
Short Name: SR Cosdon
Butler map: 40.6
DPD page: 152
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): 146
Lidar: SX 64317 91600
Nearest Bus Stop: Ramsley (1.7 km) [Route: 670,671,6A]
Nearby sites: SX 64317 91600


"A triple stone row lies near the summit of Cosdon Hill and is 447 feet in length measured from the centre of the circled cairn which stands at the west end. At 225 feet from the west end there is a slight change in direction and the rows turn somewhat northward. This change of direction may be said to divide the row into western and an eastern section. Overall width, western part is 8 feet 10 inches, eastern part 10 feet 8 inches. The cairn is 26 feet in diameter and contains the remains of two cists; the retaining circle is very irregular. There is no formal feature to mark the termination of the rows at their eastern end"


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