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Brisworthy Stone Circle

Hob Uid: 438683
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Sheepstor
Grid Ref : SX5647065490
Summary : A stone circle comprising slightly ovoid setting of 24 upright stones which are probably only half the original number. The survivors are placed very regularly, the largest measuring 1.4m x 0.9m x 0.7m high, the smallest 0.3m x 0.6m x 0.2m high. The mean interval diameter of the circle is 24.0m
More information : (SX 56476549) Stone Circle (NR) (1)

An 80ft diameter stone circle known as Brisworthy Circle
composed of 22 stones (Plan). Prior to restoration in 1909
eighteen of these stones had fallen over. A "not very thorough"
excavation yielded a small amount of charcoal and one rough
flint flake. All the stones are broad, rather than pillars and in
this circle is unusual (4). (2-4)

This stone circle stands on a south east facing slope at 270m OD.
It comprises a slightly ovoid setting of 24 upright stones
which are probably only half the original number. The survivors
are placed very regularly, the largest measuring 1.4m x 0.9m x
0.7m high, the smallest 0.3m x 0.6m x 0.2m high. The mean
internal diameter of the circle is 24.0m

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD with amendments to pre-restoration
survey. (5)

The circle has been re-surveyed by Prof Thom. (See illus card 2) (6)

This feature is generally as described by Authority 5 though now possesses 25 in situ stones. (7)




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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) : 99-100
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Vol(s) : 48, 1916
Source Number : 3
Source : The stone circles of the British Isles
Source details :
Page(s) : 113-5
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Prehistoric Dartmoor 1974 141 (P Pettit)
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JGB 27-JUN-77
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Source Number : 6
Source : British Archaeological Report (BAR) British series
Source details : (A & AS Thom)
Page(s) : 108-9
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Vol(s) : 81, 1980
Source Number : 7
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Probert SAJ 09-FEB-2005 EH Field Investigation
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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 : Stone Circle
Evidence : Structure

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10594
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 320
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 5
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 64
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : BRISWORTHY STONE CIRCLE
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1909-01-01
End Date : 1909-12-31
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 56 NE 63
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-06-27
End Date : 1977-06-27
Associated Activities : RINGMOOR DOWN CONDITION SURVEY
Activity type : MANAGEMENT SURVEY
Start Date : 2005-02-01
End Date : 2005-05-01