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Dartmoor Site: Mardon Down Embanked Cairn Circle

Mardon Down Embanked Cairn Circle

Mardon Down Embanked Cairn Circle

Photo taken on 02-06-2011

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: Mardon Down Stone Circle & Cairns
OS Map: SX 76744 87691
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV8308
Megalithic Portal: 3375
Alternate name: Mardon Down Pillared Circle 5
Short Name: CC Mardon 5
Butler Vol 5: p.150 & Fig.92
Turner: B6
DPD page: 149
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 10 x 0.7
Lidar: SX 76744 87691
Nearest Bus Stop: Moretonhampstead Court Street Car Park (2.3 km) [Route: 171,173]
Nearby sites: SX 76744 87691


Impressive cairn circle with a well preserved ring of large pillars surrounded by an outer kerb ring of smaller slabs on their edges. The cairn is 11m. in diameter and 0.5m. high, with a well preserved cairn circle comprising a 9.0m. diameter circle of spaced uprights averaging 0.8m. high, with kerbing between. Unlike the stone circle it is marked on the OS Okehampton and North Dartmoor Landranger map (Sheet 191). It is easy to confuse this cairn with the less well preserved stone circle which is a few hundred metres to the south. Turner B6.


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