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HER Number:MDV4029
Name:Barrow 550 metres north-west of Brisworthy Stone Circle


Stone circle, 3.8 metres diameter. Possibly the the retaining circle of a small barrow.


Grid Reference:SX 561 659
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/34
  • Old SAM County Ref: 10592

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • KERB CIRCLE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=28/7/1972 (grinsell) eleven stones presumably of a retaining circle; no mound or cairn, but very small hollow towards centre. Diameter 3.8m.

NMR, CITING OS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217424.

A rather odd circle of stones. It is notable that a nearby ?embanked stone circle also contains a few quartz-schorl stones though these occur in a near locality (nmr, citing os).

NMR, CITING THOM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217425.

Re-surveyed by thom (nmr, citing thom).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV217426.

Vis=not visible 1946 raf verticals (rchm app 1985).

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV217427.

Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments). Diameter 4m; height 0.55m (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217430.

Worth, r. H. /tda/76(1944)39 pl.1/63rd report on barrows.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217431.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217432.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)166.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217433.

Balaam, n. , + smith. , k + wainwright, g. /pps/48(1982)255.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217434.

Turner, j. R/pdas/48(1990)82/g29.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217435.

Thom, a. + thom, a. S. /brit arch rep/81(1980)110-1;plan.

Balaam, N. D. et al, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV244263.

Vis=probably an eroded kerb cairn (balaam et al).

WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

Ringmoor down. The retaining circle of a barrow is c.250m from the circle at the end of the stone row in a nw direction. Long.4deg-1'-38 1/2", lat.50deg-28'-29 1/2". Unusually all the stones are quartz-schorl rock from veins in the altered slate, the circle being without the border granite. There are 14 stones. Diameter 3.4m, maximum height.48m (worth).

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

Vis=25/5/1950 (os) this would seem to be the retaining circle of a small barrow. The description and dimensions of worth are accurate.

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

Vis=turner suggests that this may be a stone circle, though it may not be prehistoric, the stones possibly coming from ring cairn sx56ne-292. Diam 3.4m.14 stones visible (turner).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record: NMR, CITING OS.
  • Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
  • Migrated Record:
  • Report - Survey: AM.
  • Migrated Record: NMR, CITING THOM.
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  • Migrated Record:
  • Report - Survey: Balaam, N. D. et al.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..
  • Migrated Record: WORTH.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2015 11:13AM