Do excuse my absence…
“I didn't realise Merrivale is slap bang on the road that runs straight through the middle of this megalithic zone, next to the main burg. Why the hell else to site it there if it isn't the man distribution centre?”
I don’t have a problem with it being a distribution centre but not for stone. I think my main problem is the idea of it being a megalith distribution centre on Dartmoor; why travel any distance to get your stone if you could just get one off the ground at your feet. Dartmoor is littered with granite, anyone clearing a site to put their new megalithic monument would have to move several hundred Merrivale size stones before beginning construction. Would you then lug a load of heavy stones from Merrivale to set up your site? Unless Merrivale stones are ‘special’ stones…….hmm. Maybe for non local megalithics who wanted the ‘Dartmoor look’ for their own non -Dartmoor site and we’re passing through?
Are the stones at Carnac/Merrivale placed upright so you can see how it would look in its final location, like a showroom?
Ps. I like the Stonehenge roof idea