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HER Number:MDV4300
Name:CAIRN CIRCLE in the Parish of Cornwood

Summary

Retaining circle (diam int.4m) of a barrow touching stone row on stalldon. Vis=est-/-/1896 (worth). Retaining circle of the barrow touches the row on the east side. The circle has apparently consisted of eleven stones, one of which has been considerably displaced. The irregularity of the circle renders it difficult to state its original diameter. This circle was merely enclosing a ruined cairn; the burial could not be found. Vis=31/8/1975 (grinsell, l. V. ). Cairn with remains of close set retaining circle. Well preserved. Diameter 5.5m, height slight. Siting hillslope. Vis=-/-/1971 (davidson + seabrook). Site surveyed and measured plan published. Described as a little ellipse, though reconstruction tentative. Vis=visible and recorded (rchm app 1985). Vis=stone ring-setting 4.8m internal diam. Eleven stones, one fallen, with interior paved and lower than surrounding ground level (turner).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 632 624
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/53
  • Old SAM County Ref: 461
  • Old SAM Ref: 10509

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157260.

Baring gould, s. /tda/29(1897)146-147/4th report of the dartmoor exploration committee.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157261.

Worth, r. H. /tda/73(1941)235/retaining circle associated with the stone rows of dartmoor.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157262.

Osa=sx66sw17.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157263.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)137.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157264.

Davidson, c. J. , + seabrook, r. A. G. /pdas/31(1973)28 fig.8.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV157265.

Aph=nmr sx6362/2(22/4/1976).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157266.

Des=rchm app (1985).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157267.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)42, 46.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV157268.

Brailsford, j. W. /antiquity/12(1938)444-63, fig 3.


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

Retaining circle (diam int.4m) of a barrow touching stone row on stalldon. Vis=est-/-/1896 (worth). Retaining circle of the barrow touches the row on the east side. The circle has apparently consisted of eleven stones, one of which has been considerably displaced. The irregularity of the circle renders it difficult to state its original diameter. This circle was merely enclosing a ruined cairn; the burial could not be found. Vis=31/8/1975 (grinsell, l. V. ). Cairn with remains of close set retaining circle. Well preserved. Diameter 5.5m, height slight. Siting hillslope. Vis=-/-/1971 (davidson + seabrook). Site surveyed and measured plan published. Described as a little ellipse, though reconstruction tentative. Vis=visible and recorded (rchm app 1985). Vis=stone ring-setting 4.8m internal diam. Eleven stones, one fallen, with interior paved and lower than surrounding ground level (turner).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV157260Migrated Record:
SDV157261Migrated Record:
SDV157262Migrated Record:
SDV157263Migrated Record:
SDV157264Migrated Record:
SDV157265Aerial Photograph:
SDV157266Migrated Record:
SDV157267Migrated Record:
SDV157268Migrated Record:
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

Associated Monuments

MDV4277Related to: Stone row on Stalldown (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Mar 19 2019 2:02PM