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Dartmoor Site: Blackaton Newtake (Hameldown) Ancient Pool

Blackaton Newtake (Hameldown) Ancient Pool

Database entries

OS Map: SX 70785 78973
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV7527
Alternate name: Blackaton Newtake (Hameldown)
Short Name: PO:Hameldown
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: HER
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): 13 x 10m
Lidar: SX 70785 78973
Nearest Bus Stop (Minor): Widecombe in the Moor Car Park (2.4 km) [Route: 271]
Nearest Bus Stop (Major): Warren House Inn (3.9 km) [Route: 171]
Nearby sites: SX 70785 78973


Previously recorded as a possible cairn (was listed here as Hameldown 2 Reported Cairn), although identification noted later as 'doubtful' - water filled depression with a few surface stones. Identified as one of the 40+ 'sacred pool' sites on the moor, possibly dating from the Prehistoric period.


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