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HER Number:MDV5843
Name:Ring cairn on Lakehead Hill


Ring cairn. Included in 1955 spooner/dixon report: lakehead bellever laughter) site no.5. Site no.13a. In bellever plantation, lakehead (with sketch map) in dnp report.


Grid Reference:SX 643 774
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/10/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 454B
  • Old SAM Ref: 28687.5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


Vis=est -/-/1997 (gerrard, s. ) ring cairn forming part of a ritual complex on lakehead hill (mpp).

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

Vis=-/-/1976 (turner) ten stones standing, one fallen. Forming an ellipse circle.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=7/9/1972 (grinsell) retaining circle of cairn at lakehead hill. Diameter 6.7m by 7.3m, height only slight (grinsell).

WITH SKETCH MAP, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263472.

Ring cairn. Included in 1955 spooner/dixon report: lakehead bellever laughter) site no.5. Site no.13a. In bellever plantation, lakehead (with sketch map) in dnp report.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263476.

Looks like a cairn circle on raf 1951 ap and described as such on 1:10560 1954 os map (rchm app 1985).

TURNER, 1990, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263478.

Turner (1990) refers to site as a stone circle, 6.5m - 6.1m diam (turner, 1990).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263481.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263482.

Worth, r. H. /tda/67(1935)79/54th report on barrows.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263483.

Dnp/conservation of ancient monuments ms field report/(1976)50; fig 27.13.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263484.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)149.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263485.

Davidson et al (1973) stone rings on south-east dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263486.

Lakshead 54a.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263487.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV263488.

Aph=raf 540/483/3046-3047(24/4/1951).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263489.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990) 64 81 fig 27/no g24.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263490.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263491.

Des=gerrard, s. /(9/7/1997)/as above.

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2014, Bellever: An Archaeological Landscape (Leaflet). SDV357070.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV263472Migrated Record: WITH SKETCH MAP.
SDV263476Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV263478Migrated Record: TURNER, 1990.
SDV263481Migrated Record:
SDV263482Migrated Record:
SDV263483Migrated Record:
SDV263484Migrated Record:
SDV263485Migrated Record:
SDV263486Migrated Record:
SDV263487Migrated Record:
SDV263488Aerial Photograph:
SDV263489Migrated Record:
SDV263490Migrated Record:
SDV263491Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV357070Leaflet: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2014. Bellever: An Archaeological Landscape. Dartmoor National Park Authority Publication. A5 Stapled.
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

Associated Monuments

MDV52762Related to: Ring cairn on Lakehead Hill (Monument)
MDV5930Related to: Stone alignment on Lakehead Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7388 - Archaeological condition survey in Bellever Woods
  • EDV7406 - Archaeological condition survey in Bellever Woods
  • EDV7431 - Woodland Survey (1989-90) at Bellever, Soussons and other woodland parcels

Date Last Edited:Jul 24 2015 2:14PM