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Multi-periodSite Name: Sittaford Tor pound Alternative Name: Great Stannon Newtake Henge
Country: England County: Devon Type: Misc. Earthwork
Nearest Town: Chagford
Map Ref: SX64018288
Latitude: 50.629713N  Longitude: 3.924131W
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
3 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
3 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.
2 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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Sittaford Tor pound
Sittaford Tor pound submitted by TheCaptain : An oval shaped enclosure, defined by embanked rubble walls. The walls are best seen where the old leat cuts through them on the western side. (Vote or comment on this photo)
This enigmatic monument consists of an oval shaped enclosure, about 50 metres east west by 40 metres north to south, defined by embanked rubble walls, up to a metre high and spread to a couple of metres in width.

The walls are best seen where the old leat cuts through them on the western side. There is a possible entrance on the eastern side.

This monument has been described elsewhere (including pastscape) as a possible henge, but there is no evidence of an internal ditch, and is fairly typical of this type of Dartmoor monument.

Update December 2019: This settlement is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entry for the Sittaford Tor Pound. It is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 443917, as MDV6754 (Pound 320 metres south-east of the Grey Wethers stone circles) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER, and scheduled as part of Historic England List Entry No. 1018707 (Two stone circles known as The Grey Wethers, three round cairns, two ring cairns and an oval enclosure in Great Stannon Newtake).
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Sittaford Tor pound
Sittaford Tor pound submitted by TheCaptain : An oval shaped enclosure, defined by embanked rubble walls. The walls are best seen where the old leat cuts through them on the western side. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Sittaford Tor pound
Sittaford Tor pound submitted by TheCaptain (Vote or comment on this photo)

Sittaford Tor pound
Sittaford Tor pound submitted by TheCaptain : An oval shaped enclosure, defined by embanked rubble walls. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Nearby Images from Geograph Britain and Ireland:
SX6382 : Path to Fernworthy by jeff collins
by jeff collins
©2013(licence)
SX6383 : Two of the stones at Grey Wethers stone circles by Rob Purvis
by Rob Purvis
©2009(licence)
SX6383 : The Grey Wethers by Rob Fice
by Rob Fice
©2008(licence)
SX6382 : Dartmoor Ponies by Chris Thomas-Atkin
by Chris Thomas-Atkin
©2020(licence)
SX6383 : Part of the east circle at Grey Wethers by Michael Murray
by Michael Murray
©2008(licence)

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