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Dartmoor Site: White Tor (Whittor) Neolithic Enclosure

White Tor (Whittor) Neolithic Enclosure

White Tor (Whittor) Neolithic Enclosure

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: White Tor Fort
OS Map: SX 54230 78670
OS Source: Constructed
NMR record: SX 57 NW 8
HER record: 4101
Megalithic Portal: 17506
Alternate name: White Tor (Whittor)
Short Name: NE:White Tor
Butler map: 31.13
DPD page: 13
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Notes: Neolithic tor enclosure. "A camp on the summit of White Tor formed by a double wall, now in ruinous condition. Both walls appear to have been 10 to 11 feet thick, the outer wall being 4 to 4 1/2 feet high, the inner 6 to 7 feet high. The distance between the walls varies between 10 and 40 feet. The entrances are to the east, where access is easier, they are not opposite and are protected by the spur walls. Within the camp are four hut circles and three possible hut shelters, and two northern circles (numbers 5 and 6 on plan) are joined by a short wall." See also, Legendary Dartmoor: Dartmoor's White Tor Neolithic Settlement. See also HER record MDV4102.
Nearby sites: SX54237867

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