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HER Number:MDV49462
Name:Possible stone circle south of Headland Warren


Possible stone circle on the west side of a stone alignment on Challacombe Down.


Grid Reference:SX 689 808
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/39
  • Old SAM County Ref: 344

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Brailsford, J. W., 1938, Bronze Age Stone Monuments of Dartmoor, 463-4 (Article in Serial). SDV304210.

Other details: Figure 5.

Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 81 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Stone circle on Challacombe Down. On west side of triple stone row. 8.0 meters in diameter. 13 stones in restored circle. Other details: G20.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

Possible circle indicated on English Heritage survey data.

English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

This stone alignment is aligned south-south-east to north-north-west, measures 141.7 meters long and includes 57 upright stones. The southern end is denoted by a blocking stone and towards the northern end is a grouping of stones which may indicate a fourth row (or the possible circle mentioned by Turner), but is more likely to be the result of partial reconstruction in the 19th century (scheduled 1963, amended 2004). Other details: SAM ID: 34499.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV229817Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume. 81.
SDV304210Article in Serial: Brailsford, J. W.. 1938. Bronze Age Stone Monuments of Dartmoor. Antiquity. 12. 463-4.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #93511 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV6600Related to: Challacombe Stone Row (Monument)
MDV6545Related to: Hut circle south-west of Moor Gate (Monument)
MDV6721Related to: Reave west of the Challacombe Stone Row (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7139 - Headland Warren Survey (Ref: A1/20/2001)

Date Last Edited:Dec 15 2015 11:47AM