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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

Nine Stones, Belstone Cairn Circle

Photos by RHW. Barrow Report 42. TDA Vol.55 1923

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: Nine Maidens Cairn Circle, Belstone Tor
OS Map: SX 61232 92849
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV6865
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: SX 61232 92849
Nearest Bus Stop (Minor): Belstone Car Park (1.3 km) [Route: 670]
Nearest Bus Stop (Major): Belstone Tongue End Cross (2.3 km) [Route: 178,670,671,6A]
Nearby sites: SX 61232 92849


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


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