Hoccombe Hill

Hoccombe Hill

Copyright: Martyn Copcutt. Original available at Megalithic Portal.


England Devon Exmoor SS 78094 43455
Lat 51.17724451   Long -3.74539959



Type: Double Length: 13m
No. of stones: 4 Size of stones: Only medium
Orientation: ?° Altitude: 377m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  –
Notes: This one is going to take some sorting out. Burl and Grinsell following Whybrow describe this as a double row measuring 16.5m long by 0.6m wide with 11 stones in one row and 8 stones in the other. The NMR and HER do not refer to any of the earlier sources and instead describe the site as including 4 stones arranged in an irreguklar kite shape.  A visit and or perhaps further research may resolve this obvious contradiction.

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     PastScape

Other References

Burl, A., 1993, From Carnac to Callanish – The prehistoric rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, Yale University Press, New York and London, pg. 216.

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