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Dartmoor Site: Shavercombe Enclosed Settlement

Shavercombe Enclosed Settlement

Database entries

OS Map: SX 59366 66297
OS Source: Constructed
HER: MDV3344
Megalithic Portal: 45576
Alternate name: Shavercombe
Short Name: ES:Shavercombe
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Lidar: SX 59366 66297
Nearest Bus Stop: Lee Moor Clearview (4.9 km) [Route: 59]
Nearby sites: SX 59366 66297


"Shavercombe pound is not circular. There is no hut circle within the pound. It is one of two main enclosures in a scheduled area which also includes three isolated hut circles. The fence or wall consisted of granite with large stones in the bottom courses. There are many long stones like broad gateposts laid lengthwise along both faces of the wall and filled between in the centre with small stones. The upper part was probably similarly faced with smaller blocks."


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