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HER Number:MDV128882
Name:Pool south-west of King's Barrow, King Tor


Oval pool measuring approximately 7m by 5.7m, filled with shallowwater. A good candidate, from its context; close association with barrow, for a designed pool as part of the prehistoric 'sacred'/'ritual' landscape.


Grid Reference:SX 709 814
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Greeves, T. A. P., 2013, Pool south-west of King's Barrow, 23/08/2020 (Photograph). SDV363812.

Pool photographed during site visit.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015 onwards, 2015 onward Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV362959.

Pool visible on the aerial photography.

Greeves, T. A. P., 2020, Information on sites for the HER, 23/08/2020 (Correspondence). SDV363810.

Prehistoric 'sacred pool', North Bovey parish, SX 70910 81420, approx. 30m south-south-west of King's Barrow. (Visited 23/08/2020).
A good candidate, from its context, for a designed pool as part of the prehistoric 'sacred'/'ritual' landscape. Oval approximately 7m by 5.7m. Water-filled (shallow) at time of site visit. Photo taken.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV362959Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015 onwards. 2015 onward Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #126821 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV8743Related to: King's Barrow on King Tor, Hookney Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 24 2020 1:32PM