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Dartmoor Site: Piles Hill Standing Stone

Piles Hill Standing Stone

Piles Hill Standing Stone

Photo taken on 30-09-2011

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Piles Hill Double Stone Row & Cairns
OS Map: SX 65433 60746
OS Source: Garmin
HER record: 5653
Megalithic Portal: 10003
PMD: Piles Hill Standing Stone
Alternate name: Piles Hill
Short Name: SS Piles Hill
Butler map: 53.8
DPD page: 77
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): 2.5
Lidar: SX65436075
Notes: The fallen menhir on Piles Hill: "The 'Longstone' is a block of very coarse-grained pinkish granite. It is now 2.5m long and of rough rectangular section tapering from a base formerly about 0.4m. by 0.7m. which has been squared and snapped by drilling. The stone lies in a northwest to southeast direction. To its northeast side there is a boundary stone erected in 1803 and shaped by drilling. It is of identical stone and appears to have been fashioned from the 'Longstone' which would therefore have originally been some 4.5m long." Lethbridge p.77
Nearby sites: SX65436075

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These are selected references with an emphasis on out of copyright sources linked as PDFs. For more detailed references try any linked HER record. For some records there are very good resources on the Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor (PMD) website by Bill Radcliffe. Barrow reports are linked above as are references to Butler, Grinsell and Turner.

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