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Dartmoor Site: Butterdon (ENE) Ancient Pool

Butterdon (ENE) Ancient Pool

Database entries

OS Map: SX 65733 58969
OS Source: Tom Greeves
HER: MDV127203
Alternate name: Butterdon (ENE)
Short Name: PO:Butterdon
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Greeves
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): 15 x 14.5m
Lidar: SX 65733 58969
Nearest Bus Stop: Ivybridge BP Garage (Stop B) (3.5 km) [Route: 38]
Nearby sites: SX 65733 58969


"A pool east-north-east of Butterdon. One of over 40 such 'sacred' pools identified on Dartmoor that are thought to have potentially been designed during the prehistoric period. Lies near group of features including a stone row and cairns. Sub-rectangular shallow pit 15 metres by 19 metres and 0.4 metres deep. The edges show the remains of peat cutting"


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