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Scorhill Stone Circle

Scorhill Stone Circle

Photo taken on 26-06-2011

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Scorhill Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65458 87399
OS Source: Google
HER record: 6122
Megalithic Portal: 540
PMD: Scorhill Stone Circle
Alternate name: Scorhill
Short Name: SC Scorhill
Butler map: 38.8
Turner: G6
DPD page: 146
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): 27.0
Lidar: SX65468740
Notes: One of the most impressive stone circles on Dartmoor and one of the few that has not been restored. The circle consists of 23 granite slabs up to 2.5m high with a further 11 recumbent stones. The circle is not the largest in terms of diameter but it is the most striking circle on Dartmoor with some of the largest standing stones. See also, Legendary Dartmoor: Scorhill Stone Circle and HER MDV6122
Nearby sites: SX65468740

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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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