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Dartmoor Site: White Tor (Whittor) Neolithic Enclosure

White Tor (Whittor) Neolithic Enclosure

White Tor (Whittor) Neolithic Enclosure

Photo taken on 19-07-2015

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: White Tor Fort
OS Map: SX 5423 7867
OS Source: Constructed
HER: MDV4101
Megalithic Portal: 17506
Alternate name: White Tor (Whittor)
Short Name: NE White Tor
Butler map: 31.13
DPD page: 13
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Lidar: SX 5423 7867
Nearest Bus Stop: Merrivale Dartmoor Inn (3.6 km) [Route: 98,171,172]
Nearby sites: SX 5423 7867


Neolithic tor enclosure. "A camp on the summit of White Tor formed by a double wall, now in ruinous condition. Both walls appear to have been 10 to 11 feet thick, the outer wall being 4 to 4 1/2 feet high, the inner 6 to 7 feet high. The distance between the walls varies between 10 and 40 feet. The entrances are to the east, where access is easier, they are not opposite and are protected by the spur walls. Within the camp are four hut circles and three possible hut shelters, and two northern circles (numbers 5 and 6 on plan) are joined by a short wall." See also, Legendary Dartmoor: Dartmoor's White Tor Neolithic Settlement. See also HER record MDV4102. See also Dartmoor Tor Enclosures Project.


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