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Monument Number 443709

Hob Uid: 443709
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Gidleigh
Grid Ref : SX6493908847
Summary : The remains of a Bronze Age stone circle situated on level ground overlooking the valley of the North Teign River and Whitemoor Marsh. The stone circle measures 24.8 metres in diameter and is denoted by five upright granite slabs standing up to 0.76 metres high. A further 12 recumbent stones lie where they have fallen. Scheduled.
More information : (SX 64948847) Stone Circle (NR). (1)

Buttern Hill or Throwleigh stone circle is remarkable for
occupying a position on low ground, near the bottom of a
shallow valley west of Buttern Hill - a situation which argues
against the "sacred" idea. Five stones are still standing, the
tallest being 28 inches high with a curious though natural shape.
There are nineteen fallen stones, the longest being 6 feet 9 inches;
there are also 'triggers' giving a clear indication of the
position formerly occupied by five stones now lost. The nearest
equivalent true circle would have a diameter of 81 feet.
R N Worth mentions the remains of a small cairn five or six
yards in from the southern edge. (2-3)

Nothing visible on air photographs. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1965
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Source Number : 2
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
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Page(s) : 303-4
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Vol(s) : 26 (1894)
Source Number : 3
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
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Page(s) : 282-3
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Vol(s) : 64 (1932)
Source Number : 4
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : (RAF/CPE/UK/2491 4344-5;11-MAR-1948)
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Source Number : 5
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 21-Jan-99
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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

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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 155
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28712
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 68 NW 11
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