merrivale prehistoric landscape. dartmoor.
merrivale complex. this complex of stone rows, cist or kistvean, circle cairns, a stone circle and standing stones make up one of the most intriguing monumental megalithic structures to be found on dartmoor. various theories about its purpose prevail : a celestial calendar, ceremonial or ritualistic uses. burial or transitional life to death celebrations but it’s original use or uses still remain the subject given the lack of solid archaeological evidence a matter of ongoing speculation. here a view looking north across the cist towards the two double stone rows. the drill holes used to split the sone in the nineteenth century can be clearly seen on the divided capstone,