Scorhill Stone Circle

One of the 26 examples of stone circle found on Dartmoor, Scorhill is one of the most visually impressive and (alongwith its three nearby cains) formed a significant ritual area. The circle is situated on a west facing slope overlooking the North Teign valley. It measures 27m in diameter and comprises 23 upright granite slabs […]

One of the 26 examples of stone circle found on Dartmoor, Scorhill is one of the most visually impressive and (alongwith its three nearby cains) formed a significant ritual area. The circle is situated on a west facing slope overlooking the North Teign valley. It measures 27m in diameter and comprises 23 upright granite slabs standing up to 2.25m high. A further 11 stones lie recumbent and it is thought the original number was over 60. A reave leads from the circle to the cairns in a southwest direction, being of double bank construction.

This area features many differing historic monuments including, to the south, the Wallabrook and Teign-a-Ver clapper bridges (both dating from the C18/C19, where the granite slabs rest on large matching stone abutments), the Tolmen Stone (a large rock in the river with a naturally formed hole through it), prehistoric field systems, hut circles, and six alignments with stone circles and standing stones.