Holne Moor Recumbent Standing Stone

At the western terminus of the Holne Moor Stone Row, this is thought to be a recumbent standing stone or menhir – it is of some size. We learn from Butler (1993) that: “The three lines of stones are laid out alongside the Holne Moor boundary reave, roughly parallel with it and 5 to 7 m to the south. Like the Challacombe Down triple alignment a tall pillar once stood at the higher end set across the line of the centre row, the ground beyond it quite level with no sign of a cairn or disturbed ground. The pillar, 3.4 m long, has fallen forwards at an angle long ago for even its socket hole has silted up.

Reference:

  • Butler, J. (1993): Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume 4 – The South-East. Devon Books, Exeter.

Holne Moor Leat Overflow (1)

These are relatively new. As we read in the 2023/24 issue of the Enjoy Dartmoor magazine, this work was carried out by Holne commoners, led by farmer John French. The leat was prone to bursting its banks and these new outflows allow for the water volume to be controlled.

Acknowledgement: NGR and photo kindly supplied by Richard Blight.

Holne Moor Leat Overflow (2)

These are relatively new. As we read in the 2023/24 issue of the Enjoy Dartmoor magazine, this work was carried out by Holne commoners, led by farmer John French. The leat was prone to bursting its banks and these new outflows allow for the water volume to be controlled.

Acknowledgement: NGR and photo kindly supplied by Richard Blight.