HeritageGateway - Home

Login  |  Register
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.


HER Number:MDV127215
Name:Large pool on Langstone Moor

Summary

A pool measuring 28 by 24m. One of over 40 such 'sacred' pools identified on Dartmoor that are thought to have potentially been designed during the prehistoric period. Lies at the northern end of a stone row.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 550 788
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

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 International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Pond is visible on the 2015 aerial photography.

Greeves, T. A. P., 2019, Dartmoor's Sacred Pools. Design in the Prehistoric Landscape, 28, Langstone Moor (Article in Serial). SDV363426.

SX 55026 78879 Pool on Langstone Moor measures 28 by 24m. 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

SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #123610 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV49510Related to: Possible cairn on Langstone Moor (Monument)
MDV4223Related to: Stone row on Langstone Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 7 2020 11:51AM