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Dartmoor Site: Dewerstone Neolithic Enclosure

Dewerstone Neolithic Enclosure

OS Map: SX 53800 63900
OS Source: Constructed
NMR record: SX 56 SW 14
HER record: 2380
Megalithic Portal: 29453
Alternate name: Dewerstone
Short Name: NE:Dewerstone
Butler map: 48.1
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Notes: A poorly preserved stone-built double walled enclosure, the outer of which is thought to represent the site of a Neolithic hilltop enclosure. "The outer enclosure is potentially Neolithic, while the inner is probably of Bronze Age date. The stone-built double wall of the outer enclosure is poorly preserved with an average height of 0.7m, and given its loose composition is unlikely to have stood higher than 1.5m. The inner and outer walls now have average widths of 4.0m and 3.4m respectively. Five probable or possible entrances through the double wall were identified; the existence of so many may support the hypothesis that the enclosure is of Neolithic date."
Nearby sites: SX53806390

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