Peter J Morris

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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