Merrivale Prehistoric Site
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The settlement is composed of 36 hut circles spread over four separate enclosures. The stone rows stretch across the moorland on an east-west axis, and maintain a distance of about 1.2 metres between the rows. The stones are higher to the east and taper to the west. A burial cairn with an off-centre cist is set at the midpoint of the southern stone row.
The setting is superb, and Merrivale represents a quite striking group of exceptional prehistoric monuments.
About Merrivale Prehistoric Site
Address: B3357, Merrivale, Devon, England, PL20 6ST
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Located just off the B3357 and just east of Merrivale village. The most striking monuments are to the south of the road. Parking in a layby. This is an open access site.
Website: Merrivale Prehistoric Site
English Heritage - see also: English Heritage memberships (official website)
Merrivale Prehistoric Site Photos
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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Garden House - 5.6 miles (Garden)
Buckland Abbey - 6.4 miles (Historic House)
Brentor Church - 6.4 miles (Historic Church)
Lydford Gorge - 6.9 miles (Countryside)
Lydford Castle - 6.9 miles (Castle)
Morwellham Quay - 7.5 miles (Museum)
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