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Dartmoor Site: Hingston Hill (Down Tor) Standing Stone

Hingston Hill (Down Tor) Standing Stone

Hingston Hill (Down Tor) Standing Stone

Photo taken on 09-08-2009

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: Down Tor Stone Row and Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 58702 69276
OS Source: PDW
HER: MDV3502
Megalithic Portal: 1901
PMD: Down Tor Standing Stone
Alternate name: Hingston Hill (Down Tor)
Short Name: SS Down Tor
Butler map: 47.12
DPD page: 29
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): 2.8
Lidar: SX 58702 69276
Nearest Bus Stop: Princetown Dartmoor Visitor Centre (4.2 km) [Route: 98,171,172]
Nearby sites: SX 58702 69276


"A stone alignment and cairn, situated on a saddle 620 metres east of Down Tor. The alignment is orientated east-north-east to west-south-west, running for 316 metres and containing at least 174 stones, with the tallest at either end. The westernmost stone stands 2.8 metre high, the easternmost stone stands 1.6 metres high, and the remainder vary between 1 metre and 0.2 metres in height. The westernmost stone, and an unknown number of others, were re-erected by Baring-Gould and Burnard in 1890."


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