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Dartmoor Site: Nine Stones, Belstone Cairn Circle

Nine Stones, Belstone Cairn Circle

Nine Stones, Belstone Cairn Circle

Photo taken on 09-06-2013

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Nine Maidens Cairn Circle, Belstone Tor
OS Map: SX 61232 92849
OS Source: Google
HER record: 6865
Megalithic Portal: 535
PMD: The Nine Stones
Alternate name: Nine Stones
Short Name: CC Nine Stones
Butler map: 40.13
Grinsell: BELSTONE 1
Turner: G23
DPD page: 156
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Maybe
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 21 42
Dimensions (m): 7.2 x 0.6
Lidar: SX61239285
Notes: The "Nine Stones" cairn circle "survives as a ring of at least 16 upright stones, standing up to 0.7 metres high, surrounding a slightly raised 7 metre diameter internal area". "A loose granite boulder in the centre of the circle may cover a cist; and there are vestiges of a mound around it. Well preserved." See also, Legendary Dartmoor: The Nine Maidens
Nearby sites: SX61239285

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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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