Joan Ford’s Men

Notes: NGR supplied by Tim Jenkinson.

Eric Hemery describes these three stones which are not, as indicated in Dartmoor 365, a stone row; “The foot of Lanson Brook is drowned by the reservoir, above which, on a steep slope above the left bank, is Joan Ford’s Newtake. In the centre of the enclosure are three standing stones which, by Dartmoor custom, might be dubbed ‘Joan Ford’s Men’. They are not of historic import, having in all probability once supported the roof of a linhay used in lambing time.”

Higher Swincombe Rocks

Reference: Named by Tim Jenkinson, first described by Eric Hemery (1983) in ‘High Dartmoor’. If you are interested in further details please refer to Tors of Dartmoor.