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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Drizzlecombe menhir 1 Alternative Name: Drizzlecombe menhir A
Country: England County: Devon Type: Standing Stone (Menhir)
Nearest Town: Tavistock  Nearest Village: Lee Moor
Map Ref: SX5905766860
Latitude: 50.484556N  Longitude: 3.988048W
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
5 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
5 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
3 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
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philw visited on 23rd Aug 2021 - their rating: Cond: 4 Amb: 4 Access: 2

Anne T visited on 15th May 2019 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 4 Access: 3 Drizzlecombe Menhir 1: I counted this pillar stone as part of the stone row, although Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks and Pastscape record it separately. I have switched some of my photographs over to this site page. Beautiful stone, and lovely location.

Catrinm visited - their rating: Cond: 4 Amb: 5 Access: 3

SandyG TheCaptain cazzyjane NickyD have visited here

Average ratings for this site from all visit loggers: Condition: 3.67 Ambience: 4.33 Access: 2.67

Drizzlecombe menhir 1
Drizzlecombe menhir 1 submitted by thecaptain : Drizzlecombe menhir 1 viewed from the southwest, with the row running away to the left. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Part of the magnificent Drizzlecombe complex of southwest Dartmoor, this is a fantastic 3+ metre tall triangular shaped slab standing erect at the downhill end of the Drizzlecombe stone row A, which runs away uphill towards the northeast from it.

The stone is in line with the row, and not across it as a blocker. It's width is about 2 metres wide at the base, just 50 cm at the top, where it is thicker than at the base, 50 cm at the top, about 30 cm at the bottom.

This stone is recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 439030, which tells us: "The stone is significant because the area is otherwise stone free and, like a blocking stone, it faces the cairn 280m. to the NE".

This standing stone also features on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks website - see their entry for Drizzlecombe S. Standing Stone.
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Drizzlecombe menhir 1 submitted by StoneLee : When I told my friends I'd been to Drizzlecombe they all laughed, Why? (1 comment - Vote or comment on this photo)

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Drizzlecombe menhir 1 submitted by Bladup : Drizzlecombe menhir 1. (2 comments - Vote or comment on this photo)

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Drizzlecombe menhir 1 submitted by cazzyjane : The impressive standing stone at the beginning of row 1. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Drizzlecombe menhir 1 submitted by Bladup : Drizzlecombe menhir 1 and the morning Sun. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Drizzlecombe menhir 1 submitted by Bladup : Drizzlecombe menhir 1 and it's stone row, In the background is The Giant's Basin Cairn and the two other standing stones. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Drizzlecombe menhir 1 submitted by Bladup : Drizzlecombe menhir 1.

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Drizzlecombe menhir 1 submitted by Bladup : Drizzlecombe menhir 1, and in the background are the other two standing stones, The Giant's basin cairn and stone row.

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Drizzlecombe menhir 1 submitted by Bladup : Drizzlecombe menhir 1 with Gutter Tor in the background..

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Drizzlecombe menhir 1 submitted by postman : The eve before the summer solstice 2008

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Drizzlecombe menhir 1 submitted by Anne T : The long stone at the south western end of Drizzlecombe One looks very different in profile as you walk around it. It's a tall stone. Butler in volume 3 of his Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities, page 135, says that the "terminal pillars, all re-erected in 1893 and stabilised with concrete, are massive slabs which must have been hauled some distance".

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Drizzlecombe menhir 1 submitted by SandyG : The stone row is overlooked by the Giant's Hill enclosed prehistoric settlement. It is this type of survival that makes Dartmoor such a special place. Plenty to ponder and inspire.

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Drizzlecombe menhir 1 submitted by thecaptain : The eastern face of the beautiful Drizzlecombe menhir 1.

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Drizzlecombe menhir 1 submitted by thecaptain : View from the south of Drizzlecombe menhir 1, seen here with the row running away to the northeast. Menhir 2 in the distance.

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Drizzlecombe menhir 1 submitted by thecaptain : View from the south of Drizzlecombe menhir 1, seen here with the row running away to the northeast. Menhir 2 and row 2 in the distance.

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Drizzlecombe menhir 1 submitted by thecaptain : The western face of the lovely Drizzlecombe menhir 1.

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