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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

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Mardon Down Stone Circle & Cairns
OS Map: SX 76744 87691
OS Source: Google
HER record: 8308
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: SX76748769
Notes: 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.
Nearby sites: SX76748769

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These are selected references with an emphasis on out of copyright sources linked as PDFs. For more detailed references try any linked HER record. For some records there are very good resources on the Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor (PMD) website by Bill Radcliffe. Barrow reports are linked above as are references to Butler, Grinsell and Turner.

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