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Dartmoor Site: Sourton Tors Ancient Pool

Sourton Tors Ancient Pool

Sourton Tors Ancient Pool

Photo taken on 22-06-2022

Database entries

OS Map: SX 54596 89607
OS Source: HER
HER: MDV127223
Alternate name: Sourton Tors
Short Name: PO SourtonTors
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: HER
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): 12 x 10.5 m
Lidar: SX 54596 89607
Nearest Bus Stop: Sourton Windard Terrace (1.4 km) [Route: 118]
Nearby sites: SX 54596 89607


Pool measures 12 by 10.5m. One of over 40 such 'sacred' pools identified on Dartmoor that are thought to have potentially been designed during the prehistoric period, and may have been used to deposit votive items, although these Dartmoor examples may have alternative significance as designed prehistoric elements in the landscape. Many are located on ridge tops and in conjunction with cairns, stone rows and other prehistoric features. Further research may well reveal more about these interesting features.


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