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Spinster's Rock
Spinsters' Rock is located in Devon
Spinsters' Rock
Location in Devon
Location Devon
Coordinates 50°42′08″N 3°50′27″W / 50.702122°N 3.8409521°W / 50.702122; -3.8409521
Type Dolmen
Periods Neolithic

Spinsters' Rock is a Neolithic dolmen near Drewsteignton in Devon. It is situated on Shilstone Farm west of the village. It is near the A382 road. The dolmen consist of three granite supports rising to between 1.7 and 2.3 metres (5 ft 7 in and 7 ft 7 in) surmounted by a capstone measuring 4.5 by 3.1 metres (15 by 10 ft). The dolmen collapsed in 1862 but was restored in the same year. No finds were recorded.

There are 18th-century antiquarian reports of nearby stone circles and alignments. These reports are considered to be of "dubious accuracy". There are some free-standing stones located nearby, although only two align with Spinsters' Rock.

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