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Dartmoor Site: Goadstone Pond Ancient Pool

Goadstone Pond Ancient Pool

Database entries

OS Map: SX 55706 70663
OS Source: Tom Greeves
HER: MDV28232
Alternate name: Goadstone Pond
Short Name: PO:GoadsStone
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Greeves
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): 30 x 28m
Lidar: SX 55706 70663
Nearest Bus Stop: Walkhampton Memorial (2.6 km) [Route: 55,56]
Nearby sites: SX 55706 70663


"Pool on the summit of the hill near a stone row. Some of the stones from the double stone row appear to have been lost in the pool. Previously incorrectly identified from aerial photograph as an enclosure. One of over 40 pools on Dartmoor thought to have originated in the Prehistoric period."

Worth and Butler refer to this as Goatstone Pool. There is a very interesting discussion of both the origin of the name and of the cairns and stone rows on DartmoorCam: Sharpitor. See also Legendary Dartmoor: Dartmoor's Goadstone


These are selected references with an emphasis on out of copyright sources linked as PDFs. For more detailed references try any linked HER or PMD record above.

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