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Dartmoor Site: Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex

Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex

Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex

Photo taken on 06-06-2010

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex
OS Map: SX 6597 8596
OS Source: Constructed
Megalithic Portal: 10387
PMD: Shovel Down
Alternate name: Shovel Down
Short Name: CX Shovel Down
Butler map: 36.6
DPD page: 139
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Lidar: SX 6597 8596
Nearest Bus Stop (Minor): Wonson Telephone Box (3.9 km) [Route: 670]
Nearest Bus Stop (Major): Chagford The Square (4.4 km) [Route: 173,178,671]
Nearby sites: SX 6597 8596


Ceremonial complex including multiple stone rows and a small stone circle. Lethbridge pp.139-145. Interesting old sketches on the RAMM website: Emanuel Jeffery sketches of Shovel Down stone rows (1839) and Emanuel Jeffery sketch of Stone Row to Shovel Down Long Stone (1839)


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