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HER Number:MDV127202
Name:Pool at Buckland Beacon

Summary

A pool measuring 10.5 by 9.5m. One of over 40 such 'sacred' pools identified on Dartmoor that are thought to have potentially been designed during the prehistoric period. Lies near a cairn.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 735 732
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • POOL (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Bluesky, 2006 - 2007, Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341189.

Pool possibly visible on the 2006 aerial photography (not clear on the other aerial photography available).

Greeves, T. A. P., 2019, Dartmoor's Sacred Pools. Design in the Prehistoric Landscape, 13, Buckland Beacon (Article in Serial). SDV363426.

SX 73558 73258 The pool at Buckland Beacon measures 10.5 by 9.5m. 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.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV341189Aerial Photograph: Bluesky. 2006 - 2007. Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007. Bluesky. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #123598 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV30630Related to: Cairn on Buckland Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 7 2020 10:37AM