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HER Number:MDV8437
Name:Possible site of a stone circle near Spinsters Rock, Drewsteignton


Possible site of a stone circle near Spinsters Rock, Drewsteignton, although the only reference for this feature may in fact relate to MDV7010.


Grid Reference:SX 701 906
Map Sheet:SX79SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDrewsteignton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDREWSTEIGNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX79SW/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STONE SETTING? (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Griffiths, D. M., Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV224769.

This may be the same as MDV7010.

Amery, P. F. S., 1900-1901, A Tour across Dartmoor into North Devon by the Rev. John Swete 1789, Visited in approx. 4/9/1789? (Article in Serial). SDV18670.

Somewhat on the south of this via sacra (Shelstone Farm), descending the hill we arrived at the circle, formed by a vallum, which on the outer part declines and is about 1.2 meters high, though the greater part of stones which were erected on top of the mound are gone and those that remain are sunk deep into the ground, yet there are as yet sufficient, clearly to make out the whole round of the circle, the diameter of which (for it is exactly circular) is 31 paces: contiguous to this (indeed one vallum in the point of approximation serving for both) is another circle of nearly the same proportions.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV18670Article in Serial: Amery, P. F. S.. 1900-1901. A Tour across Dartmoor into North Devon by the Rev. John Swete 1789. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 1. Unknown. Visited in approx. 4/9/1789?.
SDV224769Personal Comment: Griffiths, D. M.. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV7010Related to: Possible site of stone settings near Spinsters Rock (Monument)
MDV8440Related to: Spinster's Rock, Drewsteignton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 15 2015 11:40AM