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HER Number:MDV4029
Name:Barrow 550 metres north-west of Brisworthy Stone Circle


Stone circle, 3.8 metres diameter. Possibly the the retaining circle of a small barrow.


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/34
  • Old SAM County Ref: 10592

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=28/7/1972 (grinsell) eleven stones presumably of a retaining circle; no mound or cairn, but very small hollow towards centre. Diameter 3.8m.

NMR, CITING OS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217424.

A rather odd circle of stones. It is notable that a nearby ?embanked stone circle also contains a few quartz-schorl stones though these occur in a near locality (nmr, citing os).

NMR, CITING THOM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217425.

Re-surveyed by thom (nmr, citing thom).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV217426.

Vis=not visible 1946 raf verticals (rchm app 1985).

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV217427.

Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments). Diameter 4m; height 0.55m (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217430.

Worth, r. H. /tda/76(1944)39 pl.1/63rd report on barrows.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217431.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217432.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)166.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217433.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217434.

Turner, j. R/pdas/48(1990)82/g29.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217435.

Thom, a. + thom, a. S. /brit arch rep/81(1980)110-1;plan.

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

Vis=25/5/1950 (os) this would seem to be the retaining circle of a small barrow. The description and dimensions of worth are accurate.

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

Vis=probably an eroded kerb cairn (balaam et al).

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

Vis=turner suggests that this may be a stone circle, though it may not be prehistoric, the stones possibly coming from ring cairn sx56ne-292. Diam 3.4m.14 stones visible (turner).

WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

Ringmoor down. The retaining circle of a barrow is c.250m from the circle at the end of the stone row in a nw direction. Long.4deg-1'-38 1/2", lat.50deg-28'-29 1/2". Unusually all the stones are quartz-schorl rock from veins in the altered slate, the circle being without the border granite. There are 14 stones. Diameter 3.4m, maximum height.48m (worth).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record: NMR, CITING OS.
  • Migrated Record: NMR, CITING THOM.
  • Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
  • Report - Survey: AM.
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  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Report - Survey: Balaam, N. D. et al.
  • Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..
  • Migrated Record: WORTH.

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:Oct 15 2015 11:13AM