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First stone circle for over a century is discovered on Dartmoor

THE first stone circle for more than a century has been discovered on Dartmoor.

The set – at least 4,000 years old – is the highest circle in southern England and the second-largest on Dartmoor.

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scubi63 Posted by scubi63
10th May 2015ce
Edited 10th May 2015ce

Comments (8)

That is great.... who knows what else is hidden under vegetation upon there? GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
10th May 2015ce
Blimey. That is something. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10th May 2015ce
It isn't the first stone circle to be discovered for a hundred years - that was at Kirkhaugh and is shown on the cheating KeysToThe Past website as Holymire Circle. There's another ruined circle, quite similar to the Dartmoor example, at Longpothead, three or four miles from Kirkhaugh, and at the top of the fell. Nobody from this board has yet visited the Holymire Circle, though one character claimed to, and the landscape specialist, from TimeTeam, did a research study on the Roman fort, Epiacum, which is nearby. StoneGloves Posted by StoneGloves
11th May 2015ce
Doesn't the article just mean the first stone circle on Dartmoor for 100 years? thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
11th May 2015ce
Well it has even made the news in the Guardian, considering it was initially found in 2007. Guardian article sets out to confuse people though, with photo of another circle at the top, but does give 'the sacred arc' of 7 stones circles map...join the dots.
moss Posted by moss
11th May 2015ce
According to the archaeologists I have been with today on Bodmin Moor...this was discovered about eight years ago.
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
17th May 2015ce
Hi scubi63,

Very interesting stuff. It does beggar belief how this hasn't been 'discovered' before. If the photo is anything to go by it's hard to understand how no-one came across it in peoples' general wanderings. How do they know it would've been seen for miles around in the years of its use? It could be a recumbent stone circle, as that is what its first appears.


The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
17th May 2015ce
Obviously I am just highlighting the article as it was published. However, it does state that it was initially discovered in 2007 and that the stones were thought to have originally been up right because of the packing stones around their bases. That seem plausible IMHO but I am no archaeologist. The fact that it is now being investigated is good news.

Maybe I will get around to visiting the moor again this year and look out for this one :)
scubi63 Posted by scubi63
18th May 2015ce
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