Standing Stone at Drizzlecombe

Record Number: 44
Robert Burnard, another Dartmoor photographer, records finding all the Drizzlecombe menhirs prostrate. It was largely thanks to his efforts that they were re-erected on July 21st and 22nd 1893 by Messrs. Turpin & Sons of Plymouth, and with the support of his fellow Dartmoor enthusiasts, Revs. S. Baring-Gould, W.A.G. Gray and Mr. R. Hansford Worth. Robert Burnard recorded this event in his own photograph. This Taylor photograph was taken in November 1935. You can glimpse the photographer's shadow in the low autumn sunlight to the left of the picture.

Tags

Menhir
standing stone
archaeology
long stone
megalith
monolith
orthostat
sarsen stone
religious
ritual
prehistory
prehistoric
drizzlecombe
burnard
worth
r. hansford worth
baring gould
gray
landscape
moorland

Detail

Taylor
Image - Glass Plate
1935
Sheepstor

Devon HER Results

ID Name Type
MDV14781 Standing stone at Drizzlecombe STANDING STONE