Scorhill

Stone Circle - Devon

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SX 65459 87400 (GPS 47min) Diameter 26.6m (meas.) 
Visits - June 2000 No magnetic anomalies

In its moorland setting, Scorhill is quite striking, and is visible from many angles for miles around. Closer inspection, however, reveals the damage suffered by the ring over the ages. Of an estimated 65 to 70 original stones, we counted 32 remaining, with 5 of these lying fallen, the stones are all of grey granite. An accurate stone count was difficult because there were many small stones lying about the circle circumference. At the south there was a veritable jumble of largish stones lying together, several of the fallen stones had been drilled for splitting, a clue to the fate of the missing pillars.
The tallest stone still standing is at the NW, we measured this at 2.3m high, although this stone has an irregular section it may have been placed radially. We noticed an outlying stone standing 8m ENE of the circle (in foreground of photo above), we could not find any references to this stone in the literature, so it may be a relatively recent addition.

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