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Dartmoor Site: Shovel Down Long Stone Standing Stone

Shovel Down Long Stone Standing Stone

Shovel Down Long Stone Standing Stone

Photo taken on 06-06-2010

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex
OS Map: SX 66031 85683
OS Source: Google
HER record: 6149
Megalithic Portal: 10378
PMD: Shovel Down
Alternate name: Shovel Down Long Stone
Short Name: SS Long Stone
Butler map: 36.6
Butler Vol 5: p.56 & Fig.34
DPD page: 140
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): 3.4
Lidar: SX66038568
Notes: The Long Stone has been used as a boundary stone but it appears to be the terminal stone for a Bronze Age stone row and it may be of a contemporary date. See also, Legendary Dartmoor: The Shoveldon Longstone
Nearby sites: SX66038568

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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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