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Dartmoor Site: Langstone Moor Ancient Pool

Langstone Moor Ancient Pool

Database entries

OS Map: SX 55026 78879
OS Source: Tom Greeves
HER: MDV127215
Alternate name: Langstone Moor
Short Name: PO:Langstone
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Greeves
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): 28 x 24m
Lidar: SX 55026 78879
Nearest Bus Stop: Merrivale Dartmoor Inn (3.7 km) [Route: 98,171,172]
Nearby sites: SX 55026 78879


"A pool measuring 28 by 24 metres. One of over 40 such 'sacred' pools identified on Dartmoor that are thought to have potentially been designed during the prehistoric period. Lies at the northern end of a stone row. May be on the site of a cairn"

NB. HER entry implies this could be the same as the Butler reported carn at the end of the stone row. On this website this is currently listed as a separate entry SiteID=1164 (no HER entry). The diagram page 77 (fig 30.8) shows both a mound and a pit. Could this be the pit distinct from the cairn?


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