Merrivale Neolithic Stones, Dartmoor, Devon

Merrivale Neolithic Stones, Dartmoor, Devon

Merrivale is located in Western Dartmoor, Devon, England. It is best known for its collection of Bronze Age megalithic monuments.

Above: Start of one of two stone avenues at Merrivale neolithic site on Dartmoor

Merrivale (formerly also Merivale) is a locality in western Dartmoor, in the West Devon district of Devon, England. It is best known for the nearby series of Bronze Age megalithic monuments of which yhe site includes a 3.8m standing stone, a stone circle and a stone row.

The Merrivale neolithic site includes a 3.8m standing stone, a stone circle and a stone row. Also visible are two stone avenues running parallel to each other on either side of a stream.

Above: Close-up of avenue of stones at Merrivale, Devon

 

The southern avenue is 263.5 metres long and has the remains of a barrow in the middle. The northern avenue is slightly shorter. Both avenues are only about 1 metre wide down the centre.

Also visible are two stone avenues running parallel to each other on either side of a stream. The southern avenue is 263.5 metres long and has the remains of a barrow in the middle. The northern avenue is slightly shorter. Both avenues are only about 1 metre wide down the centre. 

Above: Southern (foreground) and Northern avenues at Merrivale neolithic site

Above: A pair of standing stones at end of the southern avenue at Merrivale neolithic site

Above: Remains of Neolithic stone settlement at Merrivale, Devon 

Above: Menhir (Standing stone) at Merrivale neolithic site in Devon