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Nine Stones

Hob Uid: 444161
Location :
West Devon
Grid Ref : SX6123092840
Summary : A ring cairn on Belstone Common, situated on a west facing slope overlooking the valley of the East Okement River. The cairn survives as a ring of at least 16 upright stones, standing up to 0.7 metres high, surrounding a slightly raised 7 metre diameter internal area. A mound of material lying to the west of the cairn represents soil thrown up during partial early excavation. The pit formed by this work survives as a slight hollow within the centre of the cairn. Scheduled.
More information : (SX 6122 9283) Nine Stones (NAT) (Cairn Circle) (NR) (1)

TheNine Stones or Nine Maidens are the remains of a retaining
circle of a barrow, which has been destroyed, at Belstone. The
diameter of the circle to the outside face of the stones is 25 feet
2 inches. There are sixteen standing stones and one fallen stone
all, with the exception of two small stones which are set pointing
towards the centre of the circle, between 28-29 inches high. (2)

SX 6123 9284. The "Nine Stones" cairn circle has twelve upright
stones from 0.4 metres to 0.6 metres high, three small stones
0.2 metres high and two possible stumps. A loose granite boulder
in the centre of the circle may cover a cist; and there are
vestiges of a mound around it. Well preserved. Published survey
1/2500. (3)

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Source Number : 1
Source details : OS 6" 1965
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Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
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Page(s) : 49-50
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Vol(s) : 55 (1923)
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 MJF 23-JUL-74
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Source Number : 4
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 18/03/1998
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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 : Ring Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 783
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28668
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 69 SW 12
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 69 SW 12
Start Date : 1974-07-23
End Date : 1974-07-23