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HER Number:MDV5187
Name:Stone circle or ring cairn west of Buckland Ford

Summary

Ring cairn or stone circle west of Buckland Ford. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 657 660
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of Huntingdon Medieval Rabbit Warren including pillow mounds, vermin traps and remains of the warren house, Bronze Age hut circle settlements and enclosures, and old tin workings including Huntingdon Tin Mine, Gibby Beam and Wellabrook Girt

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/17
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RING CAIRN (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Breton, H. H., 1931, Untitled Source, 23 (Monograph). SDV146074.


Worth, R. H., 1946, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1, 49 (Article in Serial). SDV251172.

Site visited at some point in 1945 by Worth. Other details: 65th Report on Barrows.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX66NE34 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV234523.

Retaining circle of 14 stones, of which 5 are standing, the remainder fallen. No sign of barrow or cist within circle. Other details: Plan/photograph.


Davidson, C. + Seabrook, R., 1973, Stone Rings on south-east Dartmoor, 34 (Article in Serial). SDV345864.

Site visited at some point in 1971. Site surveyed and measured plan published. The circle is ruinous and overgrown; the authors could find no trace of second circle. Other details: Figure 10.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 154 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(Visited 23/6/1976) A retaining ring (egg-shaped?), with no evidence of cairn or cist; possibly a ring cairn. Double retaining circle claimed by Breton. Diameter 9.0 meters, height of highest stone: 0.5 meters. Other details: Lydford 107.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible.


Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 81 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Stone circle, 8.2 meters in diameter, 11 stones standing. Other details: G19.


Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 157 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Indistinct remains of a cairn, consisting of at least 10 stones of the retaining circle that just show above the long grass. These stones are arranged in several concentric rings, the innermost of which measures 9.0 meters in diameter. Barely any evidence of a mound can be seen; thought by Butler to have originally been fairly insubstantial. Other details: Map 57, 24.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.


English Heritage, 2005, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

A small, probably sepulchral, stone circle. It consists of 14 stones arranged in an 'egg' shape. The long axis is 9.9 metres aligned due east by 8.2m transversely. A further 7 stones are in close proximity but may not be associated. Map object based on this Source.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Monograph: Breton, H. H.. 1931. The Forest of Dartmoor, I, Plymouth. 23.
  • Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume. 81.
  • Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1946. The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 78. A5 Hardback. 49.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66NE34. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 154.
  • Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
  • Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 157.
  • Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
  • Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
  • Article in Serial: Davidson, C. + Seabrook, R.. 1973. Stone Rings on south-east Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 31. Paperback Volume. 34.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV5321Related to: Enclosure west of Buckland Ford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 15 2015 11:25AM