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Dartmoor Site: Merrivale Recumbent Slab Standing Stone

Merrivale Recumbent Slab Standing Stone

Merrivale Recumbent Slab Standing Stone

Photo taken on 26-06-2018

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Merrivale Ceremonial Complex [Photo Set 2]
OS Map: SX 55371 74596
OS Source: Garmin
HER record: 53396
Alternate name: Merrivale Recumbent Slab
Short Name: SS-Merrivale2
Butler map: 44.8.4
DPD page: 17
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): 3.2
Lidar: SX55377460
Notes: "The second stone is now fallen, it is 2.2 metres long, up to 0.4 metres wide and 0.3 metres thick. An adjacent 0.3 metre deep pit may be its socket hole." According to Butler it was "erected in 1895 in the pit alongside, toppling again a few years later".
Nearby sites: SX55377460

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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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