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Dartmoor Site: Down Ridge Stone Circle

Down Ridge Stone Circle

Down Ridge Stone Circle

Photo taken on 22-07-2012

OS Map: SX 65516 72084
OS Source: Google
HER record: 6400
Megalithic Portal: 863
PMD: Down Ridge Stone Circle
Alternate name: Down Ridge
Short Name: SC DownRidge
Turner: G9
DPD page: 92
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): 25.0
Lidar: SX65527208
Notes: Also known as Hexworthy Circle. "situated on a gentle north facing slope overlooking the valley of the River Dart. The stone circle measures 25 meters in diameter and is denoted by five upright granite slabs, standing up to 1.45 meters high, which are confined to its south western sector. A further six recumbent stones lie where they have fallen. The stone circle was partially excavated in 1904 by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee and their work revealed the original ground surface covered with charcoal. An associated outlying standing stone is located 85 meters south-east of the stone circle and survives as a triangular shaped block up to 0.86 meters high." [HER MDV6400]. For photos of this site, see: Megalithic Portal: Down Ridge - Stone Circle
Nearby sites: SX65527208

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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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