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Dartmoor Site: Brisworthy Stone Circle

Brisworthy Stone Circle

Brisworthy Stone Circle

Photo taken on 16-07-2016

Brisworthy Stone Circle

Plan by RHW. Barrow Report 35. 1909.

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: Brisworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 56467 65495
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV3983
Megalithic Portal: 542
PMD: Brisworthy Stone Circle
Alternate name: Brisworthy
Short Name: SC Brisworthy
Butler map: 49.8
Turner: G8
DPD page: 35
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: Maybe
Barrow Report: 29 35
Dimensions (m): 24.0 x 27.0
Lidar: SX 56467 65495
Nearest Bus Stop: Meavy Primary School (2.6 km) [Route: 56]
Nearby sites: SX 56467 65495


The Brisworthy circle underwent major reconstruction carried out by Breton and the Barrow Committee in 1909. At the time only 4 stones remained standing whilst another 21 were lying roughly in place. Some 15 stones out of 40 are missing, no doubt robbed for nearby enclosures and walls. A low rubble bank surrounds the circle which can be seen on LIDAR data. This is discussed in detail in the article 'Dartmoor Site: Brisworthy Stone Circle' linked above in this listing.
See also: Legendary Dartmoor: Dartmoor's Brisworthy Circle. Lethbridge p.34-35. Diagram p.34 site 1.


These are selected references with an emphasis on out of copyright sources linked as PDFs. For more detailed references try any linked HER or PMD record above.

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