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Monument Number 438550

Hob Uid: 438550
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Sheepstor
Grid Ref : SX5748067840
Summary : A complex of four concentric circles of stones, placed around a cairn 5.1m. in diameter and 0.2m. high. The tallest stone is 1.0m. the remainder generally much less and the overall diameter of the settings is 18.7m. The double row may have one stone missing .
More information : (SX 57486785) Stone Circle (NR). (1)

A group of four concentric stone circles of which the
innermost one is considered to be a cairn circle. Three stones
were standing in 1921 when all the fallen stones were raised
during restoration. There also appears to have been a stone row
leading away from the stone circles. (Plan). (2)

At SX 57486784 a complex of four concentric circles of stones,
placed around a cairn 5.1m. in diameter and 0.2m. high (see
amended plan) with the edge of a platreau at 285m. OD. The
stones of the circles are as shown on Worth's plan, the tallest
being 1.0m., the remainder generally much less; the overall
diameter of the settings is 18.7m. Although scheduled as 'Stone
Circles' they bear some resemblance to the stone settings recently
discovered near Corringdon Ball (SX 66 SE 115) and to some
Welsh ring-cairns (a), particularly an example on Carnedd
Hengwm Gwyn, when concentric rings protrude through a scatter of
stone (SH 62 SW 35).

This site is not included by Burl in his 'Stone Circles of the
British Isles'.

The double row as planned by Worth except that one stone is
now missing (see plan). It is 6.9m. long with mostly small
line slabs, set on edge. They are about 0.3m. long and 0.3m. high,
the intervals between stones and between the rows being 0.8m.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD. (3)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1954
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Source Number : 2
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : (R H Worth)
Page(s) : 70-2
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JGB 23-MAR-79
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Source Number : 3a
Source : Scottish Archaeological Forum
Source details : (F Lynch)
Page(s) : 63
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Cairnfield, Stone Alignment
Evidence : Structure

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 322
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10748
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 18
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 56 NE 18
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-03-23
End Date : 1979-03-23
Associated Activities : YELLOWMEAD DOWN
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 2008-01-01
End Date : 2008-12-31
Associated Activities : YELLOWMEAD DOWN
Activity type : GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2008-01-01
End Date : 2008-12-31