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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 MDV5294, a Bronze Age hut circle settlement. May possibly be the remains of two concentric circles of stones, 8-10 meters inn 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: 441518
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/72
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

At SX67316653 a shelf on a south east slope at 405 meters above sea level 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 meters. 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 meters and 10.0 meters diameter.
Discovered during field investigation.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

"Cairn circle" is depicted on the modern mapping. Map object is based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145917Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX66NE58. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV5295Related to: Hut circle outside settlement on Hickaton Hill (Monument)
MDV5294Related to: Hut circle settlement at Hickaton Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 15 2015 11:38AM