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Ringmoor Down Cairn Circle

Ringmoor Down Cairn Circle

Photo taken on 05-06-2016

Ringmoor Down Cairn Circle

Plan by RHW. Barrow Report 63. TDA Vol.76 1944

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Monuments on Ringmoor Down
OS Map: SX 56157 65947
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV4029
Megalithic Portal: 22947
Alternate name: Ringmoor Down 3
Short Name: CC Ringmoor 3
Butler map: 49.21.3
Grinsell: SHEEPSTOR 18
Turner: G29
DPD page: 36
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Maybe
Barrow Report: 63
Dimensions (m): 3.5
Lidar: SX 56157 65947
Nearest Bus Stop: Meavy Primary School (2.1 km) [Route: 56]
Nearby sites: SX 56157 65947


Located about 230m NW of the cairn circle that terminates the Ringmoor Down stone row. "An 11ft 2ins diameter cairn circle composed of fourteen stones of which four have fallen over. Stones of quartz-schorl, not granite." "This feature has the semblance of having been recently created. The stones are mostly loose and irregularly spaced. As a monument type it appears to be unique on Dartmoor. It should not be considered of great antiquity." For a photo, see: Ringmoor Cairn. Lethbridge kerb circle p.34-36. Diagram 34 site 4.


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