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HER Number:MDV6188
Name:Alleged stone circle on Gidleigh Common


Possible stone circle on Gidleigh Common, first recorded in 1925. Doubtful feature not positively identified since 1925.


Grid Reference:SX 655 875
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68NE25
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 443553
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/66

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) STONE CIRCLE? (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950-1974, SX68NE25 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV273596.

(Area centred SX 65548758) Stone Circle, 6 metres in diameter. Ten stones remain, three still standing. (H H Breton undated but thought to be around 1925)
Doubtful; probably a retaining circle. (R H Worth, 1948)
(23/07/1974) No hut circle or cairn retaining circle can be found in the area indicated. Feature may have been deduced from the rock strewn area or may be referring to a solitary hut circle 100 metres to the south.

Gerrard, S., 1993-2010, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

Considered under Monument Protection Programme but no archaeological feature found at this grid reference. May relate to hut circle some 100 metres to south.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2010. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV273596Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950-1974. SX68NE25. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 25 2022 11:04AM