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Beacon Plain A Standing Stone

Beacon Plain A Standing Stone

Photo taken on 29-09-2011

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 65838 59189
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV2888
Megalithic Portal: 44532
The Stone Rows of GB: Butterdon East
PMD: Beacon Plain
Alternate name: Beacon Plain A
Short Name: SS BeaconPlain
Butler map: 53.8
Butler Vol 5: p.216 & Fig.150
DPD page: 79
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): 6.4 x 1.93 x 0.76
Lidar: SX 65838 59189
Nearest Bus Stop: Ivybridge BP Garage (Stop B) (3.7 km) [Route: 38]
Nearby sites: SX 65838 59189


"One of two large granite blocks situated some 500 meters east of Hangershell Rocks. May be fallen standing stones or stones brought to the site but never erected. This western stone lies 55 meters from the other and tapers towards its northern end. Between the two are traces of two other stones, and the fact that they form a straight line lends weight to the argument that they are fallen menhirs. This western stone was excavated in august 1968, and groups of small stones were found at the broad end and along the w side as if to receive the stone when it was erected." For more on that see coverage on the SRGB and on PMD. See also HER record MDV2883.


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