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HER Number:MDV7397
Name:CAIRN CIRCLE in the Parish of Manaton


Vis=-/7/1967 (ancient monuments) cairn circle, c 18 ft diam, enclosing a stone cist - the circle is all but complete except on the west. The cist is aligned roughly north to south.


Grid Reference:SX 741 787
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/2
  • Old SAM County Ref: 621
  • Old SAM Ref: 28785

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN CIRCLE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=24/9/1973 (grinsell) remains of cairn with close-set retaining circle (west part now missing). Diam 6.4m, heig 0.3m.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=10/5/1960 (os) retaining circle survives approximately two-thirds of its circumference. The stones of the retaining circle are irregular in shape and setting.

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV315708.

Vis=-/7/1967 (ancient monuments) cairn circle, c 18 ft diam, enclosing a stone cist - the circle is all but complete except on the west. The cist is aligned roughly north to south.

Radford, C., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV315712.

Wilkinson notes possibility that an individual may have been buried in his own house, which became his tomb(!) (wilkinson).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV315714.

Not visible on raf 1946 aps (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV315719.

Worth, r. H. /tda/66(1934)40-41/53rd report of the barrow committee.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV315720.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV315721.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)156.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV315722.

Wilkinson, j. G. /jbaa/18(1862)117/on british remains at dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV315723.

Des=griffith, f. M. /as above(12/2/1987).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV315724.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48 (1990)42 71/ring cairns, stone circles and related monuments on dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV315725.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV315726.

Des=gerrard, s. /(20/5/1995)/as above.

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

Small orthostatic circle round central cist. Block-like stones of ring give a low, flat impression.6.5m diam (turner).

Griffith, F. M., Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV677.

Vis=31/1/1987 (griffith) as described above. Condition stable.

WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

Vis=est -/-/1933 (worth) nineteen stones of the retaining circle survived.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV315708Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV315712Migrated Record: Radford, C..
SDV315714Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV315719Migrated Record:
SDV315720Migrated Record:
SDV315721Migrated Record:
SDV315722Migrated Record:
SDV315723Migrated Record:
SDV315724Migrated Record:
SDV315725Migrated Record:
SDV315726Migrated Record:
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..
SDV677Report - Survey: Griffith, F. M..
SDV6808Migrated Record: WORTH.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 16 2015 3:51PM