Saints and Stones: Round Pound (Kes Tor Settlement)

Round Pound, also known as Kes Tor, is part of a larger Bronze Age settlement. The Round Pound itself consists of a central stone hut with a double wall about three feet thick and 36 feet in diameter. What sets this hut apart from others in the settlement is that it has an outer wall over 100 feet in diameter and between three and six feet thick. It has an entrance to the west, and there is evidence of a possible lintel over the entrance.

Outside the pound entrance to the north is a large walled drove or lane made up of massive slabs.

About Round Pound

Megalithic Portal: Round Pound
Legendary Dartmoor: Kestor Settlement
Modern Antiquarian: Kes Tor Kes Tor Round Pound

Journey to Round Pound

Round Pound is located in the north central part of Dartmoor National Park in Devon in southwest England. From the village of Chagford, take the Manor Road toward Thorn and Teigncombe. Between here and Batworthy Corner, situated on the right hand side of the road, is the site.

Ordnance Survey Map (SX664868)

Visitors Information

Visitors information for Round Pound may be found at the geograph website. General tourist information for Dartmoor National Park may be found at the Discover Dartmoor website. General tourist information for Devon may be found at the Visit Devon website.

Additional Photos of Round Pound

First View of Round Pound
Portion of Outer Wall, Round Pound
Entrance to Internal Hut, Round Pound
Internal Hut, Round Pound
Walled Drove or Lane North of Round Pound

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