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|Description ||Another view of the Judge's Seat at Dunnabridge Pound. Was it, perhaps, made from the remains of a hut that used to stand here in Prehistoric, or Bronze Age times? This picture gives an idea of the height and content of the dry-stone walls. The Pound had always been there, since Prehistoric times, but had been rebuilt over the years, most probably using the same granite stones. As granite is so plentiful on Dartmoor, nearly all the fields are bounded by dry-stone walling: another reason why there are so many stone rows in the area! (For some reason, the Ancients preferred them to lots of stone circles. When my friend visited from Cumbria, asking to see our major stone circles, I was hard-pressed to find any easily-accessible ones. He has glorious Swinside on his 'doorstep', lucky man! - Yes, we did go to Scorhill and Merrivale.|
|Sorry - Judge's Chair, not Seat! Have added more info from Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor.|
|PS: That's *Dunnabridge Farm* - where Crossing said the Crockern Tor stone was taken - down in the valley. Next to the Pound, the smaller, ancient-looking farm is known as *Dunnabridge Pound* Farm.|
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