Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
Dartmoor Site: Hurston Ridge Standing Stone

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Hurston Ridge Standing Stone

Hurston Ridge Standing Stone

Photo taken on 26-08-2012

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Hurston Ridge Double Stone Row
OS Map: SX 67280 82490
OS Source: Constructed
NMR record: SX 68 SE 10
HER record: 6541
Megalithic Portal: 8345
PMD: Hurston Ridge Standing Stone
Alternate name: Hurston Ridge
Short Name: SS:HurstonRidg
Butler map: 25.9
DPD page: 136
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): 1.8
Notes: Hurston Ridge is one of the best examples of a double stone now on Dartmoor. At the south end is a cairn 22feet in diameter. The space between the rows widens intentionally as it approaches the cairn. The first stone from the south in the eastern row is the largest stone and stands 5 feet 10 inches high. Crossing suggests this may have been the original Heath Stone. A cinerary urn, in fragments except for the rim, was discovered in the cairn in 1900. Restored, the urn, 18 3/4 inches high, 16 inches in diameter at the rim and 8 inches in diameter at the base was revealed as an unusually large and handsome bipartite Overhanging rim or crowned urn of Middle Bronze Age type.
Nearby sites: SX67288249

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