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HER Number:MDV127209
Name:Pool at Hangershell

Summary

A pool measuring 13 by 9.3m. 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 prehistoric cairn.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 658 595
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

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

Greeves, T. A. P., 2019, Dartmoor's Sacred Pools. Design in the Prehistoric Landscape, 22, Hangershell (Article in Serial). SDV363426.

SX 65824 59588 Hangershell measures 13 by 9.3m. 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.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

Pond is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #123604 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV2903Related to: Cairn 140 metres south-south-west of summit, Ugborough Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 7 2020 11:22AM