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Monument Number 898192

Hob Uid: 898192
Location :
Widecombe in the Moor
Grid Ref : SX7167075850
Summary : Cup-marked-boulder, Dunstone
More information : Cup-marked stone at SX71677585, Dunstone. Dunstone Rock is a large, weathered undressed granite boulder aligned approximately due North-South. It is 2.4m long by 1.4m wide and 1.0m high. The surface has 13 cups which fall into two groups. Although some of the cups may be natural, Dunstone manor takes its name from this stone and is recorded in Domesday as `Dunestonetuna' suggesting a long tradition of importance attached to the stone. A tradition of paying rent money by placing money in the cups is recorded until recent times. (1)

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Source Number : 1
Source details : Proc Devon Archaeol Soc 39 1981 illus (Greeves TAP)
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Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Cup Marked Stone
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 77 NW 83
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