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HER Number:MDV12790
Name:RING CAIRN in the Parish of Cornwood


Vis=25/9/1976 (turner, following fleming). Ring cairn, with gap just west of north. Diameter 20m, height 0.3m (grinsell).


Grid Reference:SX 598 638
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/193
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RING CAIRN (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=25/9/1976 (turner, following fleming). Ring cairn, with gap just west of north. Diameter 20m, height 0.3m (grinsell).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150255.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)135.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150256.

Fleming, a. Et al/pdas/31(1973)20.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150257.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150258.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150259.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)68/a44.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV26818.

Not recorded (rchm app 1985).

Turner, J. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37204.

A small stone circle, 20m in diameter, was found during peat cutting just east of shell top reave. It consists of small granite blocks in a loose circle with a single gap, 3m wide in the northwest side (anon, pdas). Vis=22/8/1977 (os) a stone ring 20.5m overall diameter, comprising small, heather covered stones, 0.8m wide and 0.2m high. It lies on the broad level summit of shell top at 475m above sea level. There is a wide 3m wide gap on the north side and the interior is slightly domed, about 0.4m high, possibly a natural rise since it is off-centre. The term 'stone circle' is rather a mis-nomer since only half a dozen stones protrude from the turf and in appearance it is simply a low circular bank. Vis=a comparable feature is that on stall down at sx63536229 a form of ring cairn (os). Vis=ring cairn with central area infilled. Internal diam 18m with bank 1.2m wide and 0.3m high. Interior infilled to 0.2m below bank top (turner).

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Cairn depicted on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV150255Migrated Record:
SDV150256Migrated Record:
SDV150257Migrated Record:
SDV150258Migrated Record:
SDV150259Migrated Record:
SDV26818Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80642 ]
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2015 2:33PM