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Spinsters Rock Chambered Tomb

Spinsters Rock Chambered Tomb

Photo taken on 03-06-2011

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: Spinsters' Rock
OS Map: SX 70098 90789
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV8440
Megalithic Portal: 149
PMD: Spinsters Rock
Alternate name: Spinsters Rock
Short Name: NT Spinsters
Butler Vol 5: p.155
Grinsell: List A DREWSTEIGNTON 1
DPD page: 150
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 56
Lidar: SX 70098 90789
Nearby sites: SX 70098 90789


Chambered tomb restored in 1862. No evidence to confirm or deny the existence of an original mound survives. The remains of the chamber consist of three granite orthostats 6 to 9 1/2 feet high which support a large capstone 14 1/2 feet long by 10 feet wide. No trace of any mound survives. It is associated with the nearby stones thought to have been circles and alignments (SX 69 SE 25) (see Shilstone Common & Spinster's Rock page).


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