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Beacon Plain A Standing Stone

Beacon Plain A Standing Stone

Photo taken on 29-09-2011

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 65838 59189
OS Source: Google
HER record: 2888
Megalithic Portal: 44532
The Stone Rows of GB: Butterdon East
PMD: Beacon Plain
Alternate name: Beacon Plain A
Short Name: SS BeaconPlain
Butler map: 53.8
Butler Vol 5: p.216 & Fig.150
DPD page: 79
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): 6.4 x 1.93 x 0.76
Lidar: SX65845919
Notes: "One of two large granite blocks situated some 500 meters east of Hangershell Rocks. May be fallen standing stones or stones brought to the site but never erected. This western stone lies 55 meters from the other and tapers towards its northern end. Between the two are traces of two other stones, and the fact that they form a straight line lends weight to the argument that they are fallen menhirs. This western stone was excavated in august 1968, and groups of small stones were found at the broad end and along the w side as if to receive the stone when it was erected." For more on that see coverage on the SRGB and on PMD. See also HER record MDV2883.
Nearby sites: SX65845919

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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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