Spinsters' Rock

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Spinster's Rock
Spinster's Rock, near Shilstone - geograph.org.uk - 1248762.jpg
Spinsters' Rock is located in Devon
Spinsters' Rock
Shown within Devon
Location Devon
Coordinates 50°42′08″N 3°50′27″W / 50.70213°N 3.84094°W / 50.70213; -3.84094
Type Dolmen
History
Periods Neolithic

Spinsters' Rock (grid reference SX701907) is a Neolithic dolmen near Drewsteignton in Devon.

Description[edit]

Spinsters' Rock is situated on Shilstone Farm west of Drewsteignton.[1] It is near the A382 road. The dolmen consist of three granite supports rising to between 1.7 and 2.3 metres surmounted by a capstone measuring 4.5 by 3.1 metres.[1] The dolmen collapsed in 1862 but was restored in the same year.[1] No finds were recorded.[1]

There are 18th-century antiquarian reports of nearby stone circles and alignments.[2] These reports are considered to be of "dubious accuracy".[2] There are some free-standing stones located nearby, although only two align with Spinsters' Rock.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Historic England. "Spinsters Rock (445766)". PastScape. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Historic England. "Monument No. 444094". PastScape. Retrieved 28 October 2014.