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HER Number:MDV5260
Name:Possible stone circle on Hickaton Hill, Dean Prior


Roughly circular group of stones on Hickaton Hill, north-east of a Bronze Age hut circle settlement. May possibly be the remains of two concentric circles of stones, 8-10 meters in diameter.


Grid Reference:SX 673 665
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Walling remains of a Bronze Age settlement comprising an enclosure with a number of hut circles and a Prehistoric stone circle on Hickaton Hill

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66NE58
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 441518
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/72
  • Pastscape: 441518

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX66NE58 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV145917.

(21/07/1977) At SX 67316653 a shelf on a south east slope at 405 m OD contains a roughly circular group of stones. Four are mostly buried, one is prone, and twelve are upright protruding through the peaty surface, the highest being 0.5 m. Although the initial impression is that of a stone circle this may be fortuitous, nonetheless it is just possible that they represent the remains of double concentric circles of about 8.0 m and 10.0 m diameter. Discovered during field investigation.
Surveyed 1:10 000 on PFD.
Plan 1:10 00 on 495.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

'Cairn circle' is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145917Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX66NE58. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV5294Related to: Hut circle settlement at Hickaton Hill, Dean Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 4 2022 11:06AM