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HER Number:MDV49508
Name:STONE CIRCLE in the Parish of Cornwood

Summary

Small stone circle at n limit of cholwich town stone row. Excavated in 1961 in advance of china clay tipping. The circle was meticulously excavated. In the centre was a pit 2.43m in diam containing loose dark soil which had been disturbed. No trace of interment. No finds (fox).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 584 622
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/27/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STONE CIRCLE (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Grinsell supposes that it was a sepulchral cairn (grinsell).


EGAN + SIMMONS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139389.

Soil pollen indicates site built in a clearing of oak forest in which cereals had been grown. Best stones of row lead to focal point at circle. Circle originally had 8 stones, of which only 6 survive. Modern pit in centre of circle. No finds or datable material (eegan + simmons).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171293.

Fox, a. /tda/95(1963)78.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171294.

Osa=sx56se33.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171295.

Simmons, i. G. + egan, g. /pps/30(1964)25.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171296.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)136/cornwood 5.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171297.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)58 82/g27.


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

Site of stone circle, 4.8m diam.8 stones. Aligned right of centre of single stone row (turner).


FOX, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV4034.

Small stone circle at n limit of cholwich town stone row. Excavated in 1961 in advance of china clay tipping. The circle was meticulously excavated. In the centre was a pit 2.43m in diam containing loose dark soil which had been disturbed. No trace of interment. No finds (fox).


Griffith, F. M., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV8774.

Site formerly scheduled as am devon 426 but descheduled 1991 (fmg).

Sources / Further Reading

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  • Migrated Record: EGAN + SIMMONS.
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  • Migrated Record: Griffith, F. M..
  • Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..
  • Migrated Record: FOX.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM