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Scorhill Stone Circle

Scorhill Stone Circle

Photo taken on 26-06-2011

Scorhill Stone Circle

Plan by RHW. The Prehistoric Monuments of Scorhill, Buttern Hill, and Shoveldown. T.D.A. Vol.64. 1932

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: Scorhill Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65458 87399
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV6122
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: SX 65458 87399
Nearest Bus Stop (Minor): Wonson Telephone Box (2.9 km) [Route: 670]
Nearest Bus Stop (Major): Chagford The Square (4.6 km) [Route: 173,178,671]
Nearby sites: SX 65458 87399


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


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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