NY8173 : Stone row on Standingstone Rigg

taken 8 years ago, 4 km from Stonehaugh, Northumberland, Great Britain

Stone row on Standingstone Rigg
Stone row on Standingstone Rigg
Large and smaller stones are arranged roughly north-south on the top of the ridge of Standingstone Rigg. Many stones are lying flat. The stone row extends onto the north slope of the hill NY8173 : North side of Standingstone Rigg and, in the other direction, south of the sheepfold into the valley below Townshield Bank. The row ends quite abruptly after a short distance but appears to continue as a short alignment of pits.

A small area of cord rig cultivation has been observed on air photographs just to the east of this location which may suggest that the row is part of a former field boundary.
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Cord rig appears as a series of low narrow ridges generally less than a metre apart, formed as the result of cultivation in the immediate pre-Roman Iron Age. In other situations, stone row alignments or avenues of standing stones are usually dated to the Neolithic period. Standingstone Rigg was used as a placename from the date of the first edition OS map, although the stones in the vicinity of the sheepfold are only shown on recent editions.
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Date Taken
Friday, 3 October, 2014   (more nearby)
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Friday, 3 October, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Moorland 
Primary Subject of Photo
Standing Stone 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8148 7325 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:3.2035N 2:17.4858W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 81493 73277
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