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HER Number:MDV19760
Name:Embanked Circle 550 metres north-west of Brisworthy Stone Circle


Low embanked circle with no ditch, 36.0 metres diameter overall. A few upright stones still remain in the bank.


Grid Reference:SX 561 659
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/292
  • Old SAM Ref: 10665

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

NOTE IN PARISH FILE, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV244262.

Vis=7/3/1979 (quinnell).50m sw of the cairn circle on ringmoor down is a low embanked circle with no ditch. Bank 2.5m wide, 0.1m high, distinguished by differential vegetation. Overall diameter 36m, but some destroyed by digging. A total of twelve stones visible at irregular intervals. ?partially destroyed embanked stone circle? (note in parish file).

Balaam, N. D. et al, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV244263.

Recorded (rchm app 1985). Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments) 40m diam, bank up to 2m wide and 0.3m high (am). Vis=ring cairn. Stone ring 31.5m diam internally, with bank 0.7m wide and 0.15m high. A few upright stones still remain in the bank (turner)vis=former stone circle on ringmoor down.35m diam and stone 0.1 -0.5m high. Damaged by tinning (balaam et al).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV244264.

Des=note in parish file/n. V. Quinnell.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV244265.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV244266.

Aph=nmr sx5665/1(31/5/1978).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV244267.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)66/a2.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV244268.

Balaam, n. Et al/pps/48(1982)255.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV244262Report - Survey: NOTE IN PARISH FILE.
SDV244263Report - Survey: Balaam, N. D. et al.
SDV244264Migrated Record:
SDV244265Migrated Record:
SDV244266Aerial Photograph:
SDV244267Migrated Record:
SDV244268Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area

Date Last Edited:Nov 16 2015 2:22PM