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Devon

Sites in this group:

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Affaland Moor Round Barrow(s)
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Aylesbeare Common Round Barrow(s)
Beacon Castle Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Beacon Hill Round Barrow(s)
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Belbury Castle Hillfort
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Berry's Wood Hillfort
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Berry Camp Hillfort
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Blackbury Camp Hillfort
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Blackdown Rings Hillfort
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Bolt Tail Promontory Fort
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Boringdon Camp Hillfort
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Bow Henge Henge
Bremridge Wood Hillfort
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Brent Hill Hillfort
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Broad Down Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Buckland Ford Cairn Circle Cairn circle
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Burley Camp Hillfort
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Cadbury Castle Hillfort
Castle Close Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Castle Dyke (Chudleigh) Hillfort
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Castle Dyke (Little Haldon) Enclosure
Castle Head Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Cholwich Town (destroyed) Stone Row / Alignment
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Chudleigh Rocks Cave / Rock Shelter
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Clovelly Dykes Plateau Fort
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Colaton Raleigh Common Round Barrow(s)
Cotley Castle Hillfort
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Countisbury Castle Promontory Fort
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Cranmore Castle Hillfort
Cunnilear Camp Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Damage Barton Standing Stones
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288 sites
Dartmoor
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Denbury Hillfort
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Denbury Hillfort round barrows Round Barrow(s)
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Dolbury Hillfort
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Dumpdon Hill Hillfort
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Embury Beacon Cliff Fort
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24 sites
Exmoor (Devon) Region
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Farway Castle Henge
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Farway Castle Barrows Round Barrow(s)
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Gallows Hill Round Barrow(s)
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Gittisham Hill Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Halwell Camp Hillfort
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Hangman's Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Hangman's Stone (Combe Martin) Standing Stone / Menhir
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Hawkesdown Hill Hillfort
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Heathfield Beacons Round Barrow(s)
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Hembury Causewayed Enclosure
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Higher Bury Camp Hillfort
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Hillsborough Promontory Fort
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Jackmoor Brook Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Kent's Cavern Cave / Rock Shelter
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Littlecombe Shoot Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Longstone (East Worlington) Standing Stone / Menhir
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27 sites
Lundy
Maristow Camp Enclosure
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Mattocks Down Standing Stones
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Membury Castle Hillfort
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Milber Down Camp Hillfort
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Musbury Castle Hillfort
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No Man's Chapel Trackway Ancient Trackway
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Ritson Barrows Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Roborough Beacon Enclosure
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Seven Stones Stone Circle (Destroyed)
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Sidbury Castle Hillfort
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Sittaford Stone Circle
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Stanborough Camp Hillfort
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Thorn Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Three Barrows (Upton Pyne) Round Barrow(s)
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Ugworthy Barrows Round Barrow(s)
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Voley Castle Hillfort
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Whitestone, Lee Bay Standing Stone / Menhir
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Woodbury Castle Hillfort
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Woodbury (Dartmouth) Hillfort
15 posts
Wooston Castle Hillfort
Sites of disputed antiquity:
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Devil's Stone Natural Rock Feature

News

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Prehistoric stone hunt under way in Devon salt marsh


A team of archaeologists is braving horse flies, spiky vegetation and murky ditches to hunt for mysterious standing stones lost beneath a West Country salt marsh... continues...
moss Posted by moss
2nd July 2018ce

Devon archaeological dig reveals "exciting" prehistoric finds


Follow up to news story from October.

"A Stone age knife, a Bronze age arrow head and a Roman nail are just some of the surprises uncovered by a new archaeological dig in Devon... continues...
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10th March 2015ce

Devon treasure hunter locates Bronze Age settlement using Google Earth


http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Devon-treasure-hunter-locates-Bronze-Age/story-23349132-detail/story... continues...
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
22nd October 2014ce

Ipplepen Iron Age settlement 'one of most significant' finds

An Iron Age settlement unearthed in Devon has been described as one of the most important finds of its kind.

More Here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-23733741
scubi63 Posted by scubi63
17th August 2013ce

William Stukeley: Saviour of Stonehenge exhibition opens in Devon


William Stukeley, Saviour of Stonehenge exhibition, opens tomorrow (9 June) at Hartland Abbey, Hartland, Bideford, North Devon and runs until 6 October.

Details here - http://www.hartlandabbey.co.uk/exhibition.htm and here - continues...
Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
8th June 2013ce
Edited 14th June 2013ce

Bronze Age shipwreck found off Devon coast


One of the world's oldest shipwrecks has been discovered off the coast of Devon after lying on the seabed for almost 3,000 years... continues...
moss Posted by moss
14th February 2010ce

Volunteers wanted for dig in Stokenham


"Keen historians are being invited to help a team of Exeter University archaeologists uncover secrets of an ancient Bronze Age and medieval site.Members of the public are invited to the dig to investigate the remains of a medieval building near an old manor house... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
21st May 2007ce

Wreck divers recover Bronze Age treasures


From This is Devon website, 8 March 2005

A Westcountry diving team has uncovered one of the oldest shipwreck sites in the world... continues...
Jane Posted by Jane
8th March 2005ce

TV shows spark 'gardening' crime


BBC Devon

Garden makeover programmes are being blamed for an increase in the theft of ancient artefacts from Dartmoor.

Electronic tags are being used to help protect valuable stone crosses and troughs in the area... continues...
Posted by phil
17th April 2004ce

New Resting Place for Grave


Hot on the heels of this: http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/post/24862
comes this:
http://www.tavistock-today.co.uk/news/newsdetail... continues...
Jane Posted by Jane
17th March 2004ce
Edited 25th March 2004ce

Ancient Stone Tomb Returns to Dartmoor


Hoorah! A 'good news' story for once!

A 4,000 year old grave discovered in Chagford in 1879 is returning to Dartmoor.

The prehistoric grave will be relocated to the High Moorland Centre in Princetown early next month from Torquay Museum where it has been for 120 years... continues...
Jane Posted by Jane
26th February 2004ce
Edited 26th February 2004ce

Ramblers Protest at Tor


Ramblers have held a mass trespass on one of Dartmoor's most popular landmarks to protest over its closure. Vixen Tor at Merrivale (Cornwall, England) was shut to the public when a new landowner bought it earlier last year... continues...
Kozmik_Ken Posted by Kozmik_Ken
5th January 2004ce
Edited 6th January 2004ce

Restoration of Historic Site on Dartmoor


Volunteers from Tavistock Conservation Project have been helping to restore the setting of an ancient Scheduled Monument on Dartmoor, almost totally obscured by vegetation... continues...
Jane Posted by Jane
17th December 2003ce
Edited 18th December 2003ce

Vixen Tor Owner Charged


The farmer who closed Dartmoor's (England) Vixen Tor to the public has been charged with carrying out land improvements without an environmental impact assessment. Mary Alford, who owns the site at Merrivale, near Tavistock, Devon, will appear before Plymouth Magistrates in the New Year... continues...
Kozmik_Ken Posted by Kozmik_Ken
16th December 2003ce
Edited 17th December 2003ce

Farmer builds own burial chamber


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/2985083.stm

A Devon farmer has realised his dream by building a Bronze Age burial chamber on his land. He transported four huge pieces of granite from Dartmoor to his estate near Ivybridge to carry out the construction... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
1st May 2003ce
Edited 2nd May 2003ce

Bronze Age Ingots Now At Exeter Museum


From the Western Morning News (thisisdevon.co.uk)

"More than 40 rare Bronze Age ingots from Devon have been given to the Royal Albert Museum in Exeter.

The ingots, part of a shipment salvaged in 1991, was handed over by the Receiver of Wreck, Sophia Exelby, at a ceremony yesterday... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
26th July 2002ce

Miscellaneous

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There is a series of books well worth looking at for the serious antiquarian who is going to visit Dartmoor and look for the many sites there.The books are by Jeremy Butler and are called Dartmoor atlas of Antiquities and come in five volumes.Volumes one to four are the main books dealing with, volume 1, The East. Volume 2 ,The North. Volume 3,The South west and volume 4 The South East.Volume 5 is an over all cover of The Second Millennium B.C. and also contains an index.
All the books contain maps and extensive text along with line drawings and the grid references to all the sites mentioned.
Lubin Posted by Lubin
19th March 2005ce

Any visitors intending to spend more than a day or so on Dartmoor should consider investing in the following publications:

Petit, P. (1974/1995) Prehistoric Dartmoor. Forest Publishing, Newton Abbott. ISBN 0951527460

and

Crossing, W. (1912/1990) Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor (2e). Peninsula Press, Kingskerswell ISBN 1872640168
RedBrickDream Posted by RedBrickDream
6th August 2004ce

Links

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Wessex Archaeology


The final assesment/results of the Time Team Dig at Tottiford Reservoir.
Meic Posted by Meic
27th February 2012ce
Edited 28th February 2012ce

Latest posts for Devon

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Trowlesworthy Stone Row East (Stone Row / Alignment) — Fieldnotes

Eleven months ago Eric and I came to Dartmoor for just one long day of stoning with a list of places that I wanted to see, I would have had time to see them all as well but Eric insisted on having something to eat, right in the middle of the day, half way through the list. How rude.
To Direct you.....
Coming south from Brisworthy to Cadover bridge, immediately after crossing the bridge turn left onto dusty track and follow it all the way to the end. It ends right next to the quarry, there is a restored medieval cross near by. It should have been easy to get there from here, but I didn't have my compass with me and the famous Dartmoor fog covered everything, visibility was down to about a couple of hundred yards. In truth I wasn't holding out much hope of finding the stone circle we'd come so far to see. My map was, as it turns out, too old and outdated, the shape of the Clay works quarry had changed shape, a lake disappeared. We guessed our way round the quarry, which is large to say the least, you've never seen such a sight of utter devastation, and prepared to climb the hill, but just then out of the mist I saw a line to my left, as we moved on the mist cleared enough to realise we were just about to go the wrong way, our destination was but a few hundred yards to our left. So we went that way.
Crossing a stream or two presented not but a little problem and suddenly we were at the south end of the stone row. Success.
There are two parallel stone rows, the south end has a kind of rounded boat shaped quality to it, the stones go up hill from there towards the stone circle, a reave? Leat? cuts through it, jumped, further up hill a large stone lies across the rows, passed by, the rows just kind of end right next to the stone circle. I wonder if it is known whether they are both of the same exact date, or did one come before the other?
postman Posted by postman
2nd June 2019ce

Trowlesworthy Warren (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

I cant believe we found it, quite easily too despite no compass, despite the fog, or prior knowledge of what to look for. Eight stones remain of this stone circle, also known as the Pulpit. The circle stone that is closest to the circle is the tallest, and most leany, Burl say it is four foot two, but if you stand in the dip where sheep fidget it's almost five foot five. It also has a gnarled and twisted form, and a big streak of raptor poo on one side.
We pick a stone and sit for a while, the mist is, I think, beginning to clear, revealing a lot more stone work to the north and the west, I regard the map and see that there are settlements almost all around, and blow me down another stone row and a possible stone circle. We'll have to have a longer look round.
Time for some elevation, I attach the camera to the tripod and extend it all the way and hoik it up into the air with camera on ten second countdown, trying again and again to get the right angle, this is the first time Eric's seen this, he laughed at me. How rude.
It is a great little stone circle, but to make the long drive down well and truly worth it, we'll have to go and see a couple more stone circles elsewhere, right after I've had a look at that other stone row.
postman Posted by postman
2nd June 2019ce

Trowlesworthy Stone Row West (Stone Row / Alignment) — Fieldnotes

Another stream cross and we approach, I'm not sure what, there's a very suspect bump, and some stones that look like they are in a row.
Shall I leave it there?

I only came to free my mind of the rattle word Trowlesworthy, but a quick look at the map and it is abundantly clear that there is much more than a stone circle up on this moor. We've had a wander round some of the settlement immediately north of the circle and now we've crossed back over the stream to have a look at the other stone row. The stones, they are in a row, and it's more or less straight, and also more or less point to the stone circle, but in an unconnected kind of way. The stone row starts with a tall terminal stone at the west, passes by the suspect bump, and terminates with another tall terminal stone. Next to the eastern tall terminal stone is a lovely little cairn circle. I'm sure more than a couple of stones are missing and those that are left are barely breaking the land surface, but the mist has all but cleared and the cuteness factor is now apparent.
The suspect bump tends to overshadow the stone row slightly, I got a little excited to see the ditches either side of it, could it be a burial mound of some kind, Eric asked, Looking at the map once more reveals their true nature. Pillow mounds, I must confess, besides knowing they are medieval, the wrong kind of ancient, I knew not what they were. Upon returning to home I looked them up, artificial rabbit warrens, apparently Lionhearts and conquerors get through a lot of rabbits.
postman Posted by postman
2nd June 2019ce

Trowlesworthy Warren (Stone Circle) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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