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Dartmoor Site: Dunstone Cup Stone

Dunstone Cup Stone

OS Map: SX 71670 75850
OS Source: Constructed
NMR record: SX 77 NW 83
HER record: 18864
Megalithic Portal: 45855
Alternate name: Dunstone
Short Name: CS:Dunstone
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Notes: "Cup-marked stone at SX71677585, Dunstone. Dunstone Rock is a large, weathered undressed granite boulder aligned approximately due North-South. It is 2.4m long by 1.4m wide and 1.0m high. The surface has 13 cups which fall into two groups. Although some of the cups may be natural, Dunstone manor takes its name from this stone and is recorded in Domesday as "Dunestonetuna" suggesting a long tradition of importance attached to the stone. A tradition of paying rent money by placing money in the cups is recorded until recent times."
Nearby sites: SX71677585

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