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Yelland Stone Rows

River Taw Estuary near the site of the Yelland Stone Row

The Yelland Stone Row is a double row of stones next to the River Taw near the village of Yelland, in Devon, England. The row is located on the foreshore of the River Taw estuary and is generally covered by silt and tidal debris.

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It is thought to date to the Bronze Age and possibly earlier. The row is located on Isley Marsh (grid reference SS4912532889) and was excavated by E. H. Rogers in the 1930s. The excavations found stone flakes, cores, two scrapers, charcoal and calcined flint near the row.[1] The rows are parallel, 34 metres long (approx. 113 ft) and 1.8 metres apart.[1] The stones are sandstone and nine have been located.[1] A field investigation in 1989 noted that five stones were visible at low tide, three at the southeast end of the row and two near the northwest end.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Yelland Stone Row (33321). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 28 October 2014.


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