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Monument Number 445394

Hob Uid: 445394
Location :
Devon
Teignbridge
Moretonhampstead
Grid Ref : SX7676087190
Summary : Stone circle and cairn
More information : A 38.0m diameter stone circle, on Mardon Down at SX
76768719, comprised of 23 stones; two are standing, three are
leaning and the remainder are recumbent. Twenty yards to the
south is a kerb circle. Plan. This stone circle was first
recognised by Dr J Milles in 1752 and he referred to it as a 42
pace diameter stone circle with an 8 pace diameter circle 20
yards to the south. (1)

SX 76768719. A stone circle is on the plateau of Mardon Down at
about 1100 ft OD. It consists of 20 stones making a constant
diameter of 38.0m. Only 5 stones are upright or leaning, the
rest being recumbent or stumps. A further 3 stones lie outside
the circle, probably displaced. The upright stones are up to
1.0m high.

Surveyed on OS 6". (2)

SX 76758716. A cairn 8.6m by 6.2m diameter and 0.6m high. Part
of the substantial perimeter kerbing is visible. Surveyed on OS
6".

SX 76738723. An amorphous and unsurveyable mound of stone and
earth which may represent the site of a cairn. Maximum height
0.4m, approximately 8.0m diameter.

Sited on OS 6". (3)

(A) The stone circle is as described above. It is cut on its
S.W. by an old enclosure bank which probably utilized stone
from the circle in its construction. The narrow rig and furrow
within the embanked area (a) infers a late Medieval or post
Medieval origin (See ground photograph).

(B). SX 76748715. A cairn with a maximum diameter of 9.8m.,
and 0.6m. high, the top evidently disturbed, but grass and
furze covered. Kerb stones, within the perimeter, are large
boulders which protrude through the cairn to a height of 1.3m.
(These stones are similar to the kerb on Crownhill Down SX
5760) See ground photograph.

(C) SX 76778722. A much despoiled cairn, now grass and furze
covered, in an area of loose boulders and outcrop. It is 15.0m.
in diameter, generally 0.5m. high but up to 0.8m. high on the
north where there is a residual rim.

Group surveyed at 1:2500.

The 'mound' noted by Authority 3 is not a cairn but possibly a
patch of soil. (4)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : P Devon Arch Soc 32 1974 164 illust (M J Fletcher, L V Grinsell & N V Quinnell)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 MJF 16-APR-74
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Source Number : 2a
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : Inf (L V Grinsell)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 NVQ 16-APR-74
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F3 NJA 22-DEC-81
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Source Number : 4c
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : APs (RAF CPE/UK/2082 19 5 47 4462-3)
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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 : Cairn, Stone Circle
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Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 78 NE 19
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 78 NE 18
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1974-04-16
End Date : 1974-04-16
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 78 NE 18
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1981-12-22
End Date : 1981-12-22