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Sittaford Tor Pound

Database entries

OS Map: SX 6400 8287
OS Source: Constructed
HER: MDV6754
Megalithic Portal: 23218
Alternate name: Sittaford Tor
Short Name: PD:Sittaford
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Lidar: SX 6400 8287
Nearest Bus Stop: Warren House Inn (3.9 km) [Route: 171]
Nearby sites: SX 6400 8287


"An oval enclosure lying within Great Stannon Newtake. It is defined by a 4.5m wide and 1.2m high rubble bank surrounding an internal area measuring 53.5m east to west by 39m north to south. An 8.3 metre wide entrance gap on the eastern side by a stony mound. The considerable size of the bank combined with its proximity to a number of ritual monuments within Great Stannon Newtake strongly supports that this enclosure is much more likely to have been used for ritual than domestic purposes and it has consequently been identified as a henge."


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