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Dartmoor Site: Black Pool (Western Beacon) Ancient Pool

Black Pool (Western Beacon) Ancient Pool

Database entries

OS Map: SX 65501 58131
OS Source: Tom Greeves
HER: MDV127193
Alternate name: Black Pool (Western Beacon)
Short Name: PO:Black Pool
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Greeves
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): 31 x 21m
Lidar: SX 65501 58131
Nearest Bus Stop: Ivybridge BP Garage (Stop B) (2.7 km) [Route: 38]
Nearby sites: SX 65501 58131


"One of over 40 such 'sacred' pools identified on Dartmoor that are thought to have potentially been designed during the prehistoric period. Livestock watering pond, 30 metres by 20 metres and 0.6 metres deep. Pool has been modified by peat cutting."


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