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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

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex
OS Map: SX 66031 85683
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV6149
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: SX 66031 85683
Nearest Bus Stop (Minor): Wonson Telephone Box (4.1 km) [Route: 670]
Nearest Bus Stop (Major): Chagford The Square (4.4 km) [Route: 173,178,671]
Nearby sites: SX 66031 85683


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


These are selected references with an emphasis on out of copyright sources linked as PDFs. For more detailed references try any linked HER or PMD record above.

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