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Wigford Down Cairn Circle

Wigford Down Cairn Circle

Photo taken on 18-06-2017

Wigford Down Cairn Circle

Plan by RHW. Barrow Report 51. TDA Vol.64 1932

Database entries

OS Map: SX 54172 65243
OS Source: Garmin
HER: MDV2300
Alternate name: Wigford Down
Short Name: CN Wigford d1
Grinsell: MEAVY 2a
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Grinsell
Hut Class: Maybe
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 8 x 0.6
Lidar: SX 54172 65243
Nearest Bus Stop: Shaugh Prior Shaugh Bridge (1.9 km) [Route: 59]
Nearby sites: SX 54172 65243


Retaining circle on nw slope of wigford down a little way to north of a green track which leads from the salient point of the enclosure wall between Urgles and Higher Bellever to the high road near durance.183m away lies a pound with two hut circles associated. Southern circumference of circle has been robbed and stones of cairn removed. The stones of the circle are small, only one exceeding 1.22m


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