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Dartmoor Site: Mardon Down, Black Pool Reported Cairn

Mardon Down, Black Pool Reported Cairn

Mardon Down, Black Pool Reported Cairn

Photo taken on 13-07-2016

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Mardon Down Stone Circle & Cairns
OS Map: SX 76755 87353
OS Source: Garmin
NMR: No record found
HER record: 19004
Alternate name: Mardon Down, Black Pool
Short Name: CNxBlackPool
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: HER
Cairn Class: Maybe
Notes: "Marked as an enclosure on historic mapping, this is actually a seasonal pond. Surveyed in 2017, its outline shape is unevenly rounded on the western end. Its appearance, with small scarped edges, suggest it was hand dug and large boulders around the edge have been left in situ. The hollow measures 22 metres by 17 metres but is only 0.5 metres deep. An alignment of small stones in the base of the hollow may be a more recent addition. There is no indication as to where material removed from the hollow was dumped. Cannot be confirmed for certain as a dewpond and no evidence was found for this ever having been the site of a ring cairn, as previously suggested. Recorded as Black Pool in 1912."
Nearby sites: SX76768735

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