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Dartmoor Site: Penn Beacon S.W. Stone Row

Penn Beacon S.W. Stone Row

Penn Beacon S.W. Stone Row

Photo taken on 25-08-2017

Database entries

OS Map: SX 59523 62471
OS Source: Garmin
HER: MDV2399
Megalithic Portal: 2077
The Stone Rows of GB: Penn Beacon South West
PMD: Penn Beacon Cairn Stone Row
Alternate name: Penn Beacon SW
Short Name: SR PennBeac SW
Butler map: 52.14.1
DPD page: 61
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): 5.8
Lidar: SX 59523 62471
Nearest Bus Stop: Lee Moor Clearview (2.3 km) [Route: 59]
Nearby sites: SX 59523 62471


"A short double stone row 24ft. long and nearly 2ft. wide consisting of two pairs of stones on the southern slope of Penn Beacon. To the north end of the row there is a cairn approximately 52 feet in diameter and 6 foot high. It was excavated in 1872, a cist was discovered, though the capstone had collapsed at one end. Fragments of a wide mouthed jar were found and a slate implement, thought to be used for fashioning clay vessels". Lethbridge p.61 Penn Moor south double stone row and cairn - diagram p.59. See also: Bate's 1872 Report


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