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HER Number:MDV29996
Name:Unlikely stone circle on north Shaugh Moor


Unlikely stone circle or cairn circle on the north-western edge of Shaugh Moor.


Grid Reference:SX 554 634
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Bronze age landscapes on Shaugh Moor and Wooter Moor comprising earthworks and walling of enclosures, hut circles, cairns, stone circles and rows, reaves and field systems, and medieval and post medieval field systems

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/31
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN CIRCLE? (Early Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV175858.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV175859.

Des=os 25" 1952 map.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV175860.

Des=rchm app (1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV175861.

Turner, j. R/pdas/48(1990)81/g18.

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

Cairn circle shown on os 25" 1952 map. Vis=25/8/1980 (os). This may or may not be a genuine antiquity but the feature comprises mostly buried stone, its surface is 1m long and 0.3m high, with five large stones around it in the form of a semi-circle approx 9m in diameter. Two are massive slabs, one recumbent, the other 0.9m high; two others are recumbent pillar type stones at ground level, and the last is an upright block 0.5m high. No evidence of robbing. Whether the stones represent the remnants of a stone circle, or even a hut is debatable (os). Vis=marked on rchm app overlay (rchm)vis=stone circle, 9.7m diam, four stones standing with one central stone (turner).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV175858Migrated Record:
SDV175859Migrated Record:
SDV175860Migrated Record:
SDV175861Migrated Record:
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

Associated Monuments

MDV5596Related to: CAIRN CIRCLE in the Parish of Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 15 2015 11:40AM