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Dartmoor Site: Houndtor Down Ancient Pool

Houndtor Down Ancient Pool

Database entries

OS Map: SX 74193 78601
OS Source: Tom Greeves
HER: MDV127214
Alternate name: Houndtor Down
Short Name: PO:Houndtor
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Greeves
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): 50 x 17m
Lidar: SX 74193 78601
Nearest Bus Stop (Minor): Swallerton Gate (0.6 km) [Route: 271]
Nearest Bus Stop (Major): Lustleigh Bishops Stone (5.3 km) [Route: 178]
Nearby sites: SX 74193 78601


"A pool measuring around 50 by 17m. One of over 40 such 'sacred' pools identified on Dartmoor that are thought to have potentially been designed during the prehistoric period. Lies south of a prehistoric cairn."


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