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HER Number:MDV3221
Name:Ring cairn 450 metres south of Willsworthy Camp


Robbed cairn which originally measured 16.5 metres in diameter, but now survives as a 'rim' 2 metres wide, 0.2 metres high. There is a gap 7 metre wide in eastern side for carts to enter to remove stones.


Grid Reference:SX 521 828
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMary Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMARY TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/33
  • Old SAM Ref: 22353

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


Vis=20/4/1993 (gerrard) circular bank 3m wide, 0.3m high. Internal area of 13m diam. Slight hollow, 1.4m by 0.7m by 0.1m deep against inner n face of ring bank suggests partial early excavation or military use (mpp).

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

Ring cairn with entrance. Stone ring 13m internal diam, with bank 1.5m wide and 0.3m high.3m wide entrance on ese side. Flag pole has been sited here (turner).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=22/6/1974 (grinsell) cairn, almost entirely removed, except for circumference, and east side has been robbed for material for adjoining road. Diameter 17.0m, height 0.3m.

NMR, CITING OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV215593.

Vis=14/8/1979 (os) robbed cairn which originally measured 16.5m diam, but now survives as a 'rim' 2m wide, 0.2m high. There is a gap 7m wide in e side for carts to enter to remove stones (nmr, citing os).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV215594.

Not visible raf verticals (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV215597.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV215598.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)156.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV215599.

Worth, r. H. /tda/23(1891)118.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV215600.

Worth, r. H. /tda/34(1902)140.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV215601.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)67/a34.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV215602.

Brent, f. /tda/23(1891)117-18.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV215603.

Crossing, w. /guide to dartmoor/(1965).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=3/10/1950 (os) tumulus. This feature has been almost completely destroyed and all that remains is a circular wall of turf and stones 16.5m in diameter. The height of the remains is 0.2m and the width 2.0m the centre has been dug away and is now the site of a w. D. Notice board. The condition of the tumulus is fragmentary and is very much overgrown.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV215593Report - Survey: NMR, CITING OS.
SDV215594Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV215597Migrated Record:
SDV215598Migrated Record:
SDV215599Migrated Record:
SDV215600Migrated Record:
SDV215601Migrated Record:
SDV215602Migrated Record:
SDV215603Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 21 2015 8:23PM