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HER Number:MDV48862
Name:Semi-circular bank on Langstone Moor


Semi-circular bank on the upper ridge of Langstone Moor. Previously identified as a cairn.


Grid Reference:SX 548 779
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Possible remains of Bronze Age ring cairn on Langstone Moor

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57NW112
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 918828
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/193

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) RING CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • EARTHWORK (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV221410.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)67/a22. Ring cairn, langstone moor. Stone ring 6.9 m internal diam. With bank o.5 m wide and 0.3 m high. Dug into (turner).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV221411.


Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1987-1993, Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit (Report - Survey). SDV350839.

(17/11/1987) SX 5484 7792: A semi-circular bank, possibly the remains of a ring cairn, is situated in open moorland on a slight NW slope overlooking the Colly Brook.
The bank 1.4m to 2m wide and 0.4m high, composed of small and medium size stones is now largely turf-covered. It fades at each end of a near-perfect semi-circle which has a 14.9m internal diameter. There is a low stone pile, 0.2m high, in the SE quadrant. This feature possibly represents a damaged ring cairn.
Not depicted at 1/10000.

Newman, P., 2003, The Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Peter Tavy, Devon and its Prehistoric Environs, Fig 2/EH report AI/25/2003 (Report - Survey). SDV255420.

(01/10/2003) As described in 1987 but unlikely to be a ring cairn. Feature resurveyed using GPS September 2003.

Newman, P., 2004, Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV346874.

(10/08/2004) Condition is poor but stable.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV221410Migrated Record:
SDV221411Migrated Record:
SDV255420Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2003. The Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Peter Tavy, Devon and its Prehistoric Environs. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. 25. A4 Comb Bound. Fig 2/EH report AI/25/2003.
SDV346874Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2004. Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown.
SDV350839Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1987-1993. Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7275 - Survey of the Langstone Moor stone circle and other prehistoric monuments nearby
  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area
  • EDV8713 - Merrivale Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey
  • EDV8423 - Duchy Farms Project

Date Last Edited:Sep 3 2021 4:16PM