Dartmoor in mono part 2

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by grebeman, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Number 2 in what might become a series of Dartmoor in mono images.

    A morning when I carried some camera gear on my Wheatear survey, and concentrated more on the photography rather than the Wheatears :rolleyes:

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    In the distance is Ditsworthy Warren House, rapidly becoming a favourite location

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    A lone tree on the bank of the River Plym below Ditsworthy Warren

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    A mountain ash in flower on the opposite bank of the River Plym

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    This standing stone is at the north eastern end of Ditsworthy Warren stone row, at least 15 feet tall, where's a pony when you need one (to show the height)

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    The stone at the other end of the row is not as tall, perhaps a mere 10 feet!



    Barrie
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Barry, when - what century - do you think that "mere" 10 foot tall stone was set up there? Mind boggling...woven ropes...cattle pulling...??

    Wonderfully dramatic images. I know I'd fall in love with Dartmoor.
     
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  3. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    BB, some time in the Bronze age, which stretched from 3300 BC to 1200BC, divided into the Early, Middle and Late Bronze ages, so I can't pin it down any better than that! They obviously didn't do that good a job, the web site http://www.stone-circles.org.uk/stone/drizzlecomberows.htm mentions that it had to be re-erected in the 19th century! The 15 foot stone is apparently the largest on the moor.

    Barrie
     
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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Thanks, Barrie - I knew I could count on you. I'll check out that reference a bit later. Time for me to get moving - many stones to move.:wink:
     
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