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HER Number:MDV3987
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Sheepstor

Summary

Ringmoor 10.3m diameter retaining circle at south end of row. Restored in 1909. Plan of original circle was one standing stone, 4 fallen stones and six pits in the surface soil which may have had stones. There are ten standing stones now in circle (worth). Vis=25/5/1950 (os). This 'restored' stone circle surrounds the remains of a barrow, approx.0.2m high. Vis=28/7/1972 (grinsell, l. V. ). Cairn within retaining circle 12.0m in diameter (restored), from which stone row extends over undulating ground to nne. Diameter 10.0m, height 0.2m. Vis=recorded (rchm app 1985). Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments). Cairn.7m diam, 0.4m high with 12.9m diam retaining kerb (am). Vis=11 stones forming circle 13m diam around an eroded mound or cairn (balaam et al) encircled cairn. Ring of orthostats 12.4m internal diam around cairn.7.5m diam and 0.2m high (turner).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 563 658
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/8/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 569
  • Old SAM Ref: 10596

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV260543.

Worth, r. H. /tda/73(1941)238/retaining circles associated with stone rows dartmoor.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV260544.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)167/sheepstor 19.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV260545.

Thom alexander/(1967)/megalithic sites in britain.140, site s 2/4.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV260546.

Worth, r. H. /tda/73(1941b)234-5.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV260547.

Osa=sx56ne60/plan.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV260548.

Aph=nmr sx5662/2 148-152(20/5/1977).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV260549.

Balaam, n. , + smith, k. , + wainwright, g. /pps/48(1982)255.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV260550.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)54 78/f5.


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

Ringmoor 10.3m diameter retaining circle at south end of row. Restored in 1909. Plan of original circle was one standing stone, 4 fallen stones and six pits in the surface soil which may have had stones. There are ten standing stones now in circle (worth). Vis=25/5/1950 (os). This 'restored' stone circle surrounds the remains of a barrow, approx.0.2m high. Vis=28/7/1972 (grinsell, l. V. ). Cairn within retaining circle 12.0m in diameter (restored), from which stone row extends over undulating ground to nne. Diameter 10.0m, height 0.2m. Vis=recorded (rchm app 1985). Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments). Cairn.7m diam, 0.4m high with 12.9m diam retaining kerb (am). Vis=11 stones forming circle 13m diam around an eroded mound or cairn (balaam et al) encircled cairn. Ring of orthostats 12.4m internal diam around cairn.7.5m diam and 0.2m high (turner).

Sources / Further Reading

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  • Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

Associated Monuments

MDV3986Related to: Stone row on Ringmoor Down (Monument)

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:Oct 13 2015 3:56PM