The Spinsters' Rock structure is composed of a large capstone supported on three uprights. It is the remains of a Neolithic burial chamber originally covered by an earth mound. It is about nine feet high. Its capstone weighs 16 tons.
According to one observer, "The configuration of the stones that exists today is almost certainly not original, the dolmen collapsed in 1862 and was re-erected in the same year, using a sketch made four years earlier as a guide. Spinsters Rock is the only dolmen of this type still standing in Devon."
About Spinsters' Rock Burial Chamber
Megalithic Portal: Spinsters' Rock
Journey to Spinsters' Rock Burial Chamber
Spinsters' Rock Burial Chamber is located in the north central part of Dartmoor National Park in Devon in southwest England on a minor road off the A382 between the villages of Sandy Park and Venton. At the junction road, go northeast up the tiny lane to the farm at Shilstone and park in the layby next to the gate. The site is well signposted both from the A382 and at the layby.
Legendary Dartmoor: Spinster's Rock
Modern Antiquarian: The Spinsters' Rock
Megalithics: Spinsters Rock
Stone Pages: The Spinsters' Rock
Ordnance Survey Map (SX70109079)
Visitors information for Spinsters' Rock Burial Chamber 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 Spinsters' Rock Burial Chamber
Layby Sign for Spinsters' Rock
Sign Board at Spinsters' Rock
Approaching Spinsters' Rock
Interior of Spinsters' Rock
Last Look at Spinsters' Rock