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Dartmoor Site: Heath Stone Standing Stone

Heath Stone Standing Stone

Heath Stone Standing Stone

Photo taken on 26-06-2011

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: Hurston Ridge Double Stone Row
OS Map: SX 6712 8375
OS Source: Constructed
HER: MDV6650
Megalithic Portal: 14933
Alternate name: Heath Stone
Short Name: SS Heath Stone
Butler map: 25.
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): Almost 3?
Lidar: SX 6712 8375
Nearest Bus Stop: Warren House Inn (2.8 km) [Route: 171]
Nearby sites: SX 6712 8375


The original Heath Stone was a boundary stone which was referred to in the Perambulation of the Forest of Dartmoor in 1240 and some very early maps. According to Butler (Vol. 2 Map 25 p.32) the stone carved with a biblical inscription in 1970 that is currently known as the Heath Stone is unlikely to have been the original Heath Stone as it is in a useless position to be of any use as a boundary stone. The stone was not included in maps from the 18th century and then reappeared in a different location. It is doubtful that the current stone is the original or that it is prehistoric. Crossing suggests that the large standing stone in the Hurston Ridge stone row is the actual Heath Stone. See also, Legendary Dartmoor: The Dartmoor Heathstone


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