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Submitted by TheCaptain on Friday, 15 February 2008  Page Views: 5506

Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Drizzlecombe menhir 3 Alternative Name: Drizzlecombe menhir B
Country: England County: Devon Type: Standing Stone (Menhir)
Nearest Town: Tavistock  Nearest Village: Lee Moor
Map Ref: SX5913566986
Latitude: 50.485708N  Longitude: 3.986997W
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
4 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
5

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Anne T visited on 15th May 2019 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 4 Access: 3 Drizzlecombe Menhir 3: Again, I took this to be an integral part of Drizzlecombe Stone Row 3, so I've swapped some of my photos to this site page. I've duplicated the trip/order number with row 3 to match my walk/photo journal.

cazzyjane AngieLake TheCaptain have visited here

Drizzlecombe menhir 3
Drizzlecombe menhir 3 submitted by thecaptain : Drizzlecombe menhir 3 seen from the west. Many of the stones of row 3 can be seen running away from this terminal longstone to the left. In the background is the glorious menhir 2. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Terminal longstone at the southwestern (downhill) end of the Drizzlecombe stone row 3, and as for row 1, the stone is in line with the row, and not a blocker across it.

It is the smallest of the three large terminal stones, at 2.3 metres tall. It is a regular slab shape, almost a metre wide, and 0.3 m thick, and leans slightly to the north. It also seems to be a much pinker granite than the other large stones.

This stone features on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks website - see their entries for the Drizzlecombe N.W. Standing Stone and the Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1).

This terminal stone is recorded as part of Pastscape Monument No. 438622 and has a record on the Devon and Dartmoor HER; see MDV3377 (Standing Stone in the Parish of Sheepstor).

The stone is also scheduled as part of Historic England List ID 1014145 (Three stone alignments, 15 cairns, a cist, a partially enclosed stone hut circle settlement and a small clapper bridge at Drizzle Combe).

For more information about the Drizzlecombe Complex and the relationships between the stone row, its terminal stone an associated cairns, see the Stone Rows of Great Britain's entry for Drizzlecombe 3, which includes a description, photographs, access information and a plan of the Drizzlecombe Complex and its inter-relationships with nearby monuments.
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Drizzlecombe menhir 3 submitted by cazzyjane : Menhir no 3 sharing a bask in the sun with his larger friend Menhir no 2! (Vote or comment on this photo)

Drizzlecombe menhir 3
Drizzlecombe menhir 3 submitted by thecaptain : Drizzlecombe menhir 3 is a terminal longstone at the southwestern (downhill) end of the Drizzlecombe stone row 3. It is here seen from the southeast. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Drizzlecombe menhir 3 submitted by Anne T : This was really just a photo of the magnificent cattle around the stone rows. Photo showing how the stone leans towards the north. Pastscape and Historic England tell us the longstone is 2.4m- 2.4m high (the height varies as to the source) and is the smallest of the blocking stones on this part of the moor. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Drizzlecombe menhir 3 submitted by Anne T : The longstone at the western end of Drizzlecombe Row 3, looking north west. The roughness of the stone implies it is undressed granite, bearing a small resemblance to the marker stone (one of six, including the 'abandoned gatepost) nearby. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Drizzlecombe menhir 3 submitted by davep : The longstone at the western end of Drizzlecombe 3/Drizzlecombe N.W. Stone Row. From Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, site 118. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Drizzlecombe menhir 3 submitted by Bladup : Drizzlecombe menhir 3 and the morning Sun.

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Drizzlecombe menhir 3 submitted by Bladup : Drizzlecombe menhir 3, with the other row behind.

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Drizzlecombe menhir 3 submitted by Bladup : Drizzlecombe menhir 3.

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Drizzlecombe menhir 3 submitted by nikos : Great complex.

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Drizzlecombe menhir 3 submitted by AngieLake : Menhir 3 on a duller day, with Menhir 2 starkly silhouetted on the top of the ridge. A small stone to centre left of this shot is one of the short stones of Menhir 3's uphill row. (2005?)

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Drizzlecombe menhir 3 submitted by AngieLake : Drizzlecombe's Menhir 3 on a bright summer's day about four years ago. In the background can be seen the tallest stone, Menhir 2, with an average-sized person beside it, giving an idea of its great height. To the left of this shot is one of the small stones that are part of Menhir 3's uphill row.

Drizzlecombe menhir 3
Drizzlecombe menhir 3 submitted by thecaptain : Drizzlecombe menhir 3 is a terminal longstone at the southwestern (downhill) end of the Drizzlecombe stone row 3, and as for row 1, the stone is in line with the row, and not a blocker across it. Seen here looking upwards along the row from the southwest.

Drizzlecombe menhir 3
Drizzlecombe menhir 3 submitted by thecaptain : Drizzlecombe menhir 3 is the smallest of the three large terminal stones, at 2.3 metres tall. This is the flat northwestern face. In the middle distance, to the left of the stone, can be seen the massive Giant's Basin cairn.

Drizzlecombe menhir 3
Drizzlecombe menhir 3 submitted by thecaptain : Terminal longstone at the southwestern (downhill) end of the Drizzlecombe stone row 3. Seen here fromthe north, with the last of the row stones to its left. In the background can be seen row 1, with, to the right, menhir 1.

Drizzlecombe menhir 3
Drizzlecombe menhir 3 submitted by thecaptain : The northwestern flat face of Drizzlecombe menhir 3. Several of the stones of row 1 can be seen in the background.

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Re: Drizzlecombe menhir 3 by JACKME on Friday, 15 February 2008
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Stone row 3 Predicts the Midwinter Setting Sun with the longest shadow occuring on the winter Solstice. The other stone rows on this site are all Prediction rows, some for the Sun and others for the Moon on the same principles. JACKME.
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