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Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill Cairn Circle

Lakehead Hill Cairn Circle

Lakehead Hill Cairn Circle

Photo taken on 22-07-2012

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64351 77493
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV52762
Megalithic Portal: 24365
Alternate name: Lakehead Hill 5
Short Name: CC Lakehead 5
Butler map: 27.19.5
Grinsell: LYDFORD 55
Turner: G24
DPD page: 117
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 54
Dimensions (m): 6.8
Lidar: SX 64351 77493
Nearest Bus Stop: Postbridge Bellever (1.2 km) [Route: 98]
Nearby sites: SX 64351 77493


Butler Cairn 5. Tuner lists this as G24 Stone Circle. However, it is clear from its size and location near other Ring Settings that it is in fact better described as a Ring Setting despite having no visible internal structure. In these listings we will leave it as a cairn circle. "The cairn is defined by a circle of edge set stones which measure 7.8 metres in diameter and stand up to 0.9 metres high." Lethbridge diagram p.114 and photo top p.117.


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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