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HER Number:MDV12420
Name:RING CAIRN in the Parish of Shaugh Prior

Summary

Vis=27/9/1978 (os) on a slight sw slope is an enclosure with internal diameter 14m formed by bank of small stones. Two gaps on the east side with triangular platform between them. This site is evidently prehistoric, but hard to classify. Possibly a ring cairn or enclosed cremation cemetery but construction is crude and uneven. Its isolation suggests it is not a hut circle.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 607 670
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/80
  • Old SAM Ref: 28787

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RING CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Unknown, Unknown (Migrated Record). SDV331.

Vis=est 9/5/1996 (gerrard) at sx60706703. Ring cairn 220m ne of the langcombe brook (mpp).


Turner, J. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37204.

Turner identifies this site as an embanked stone circle; an annular bank of earth and/or stones with an inner edge of orthostats. Internal diam 16m with bank 0.8m wide and 0.3m high. The bank has been pushed out on the sse side and the stones lean outward (turner).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1142.

Vis=27/2/1983 (turner). Embanked stone circle internal diameter 16.0m seen at sx60696702 (worksheet).


PROBABLY THE SAME SITE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV175591.

(probably the same site).


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV175592.

Not visible on 1946/7 raf photos (rchm app 1985).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV175596.

Osa=sx66nw57.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV175597.

Des=worksheet.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV175598.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)70/ring cairns, stone circles and related monuments on dartmoor/b1.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV175599.

Des=mpp/140546.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV175600.

Thackray, c. /the upper plym valley:the management of an historic landscape/(1994)304/102.1175.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV175601.

Des=gerrard, s. /(9/5/1996)/as above/sg038.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=27/9/1978 (os) on a slight sw slope is an enclosure with internal diameter 14m formed by bank of small stones. Two gaps on the east side with triangular platform between them. This site is evidently prehistoric, but hard to classify. Possibly a ring cairn or enclosed cremation cemetery but construction is crude and uneven. Its isolation suggests it is not a hut circle.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record: PROBABLY THE SAME SITE.
  • Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record:
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..
  • Migrated Record: Unknown. Unknown. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM