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Dartmoor Site: Wigford Down (S) Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Wigford Down (S) Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Wigford Down (S) Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Photo taken on 18-06-2017

Wigford Down (S) Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Photo by RHW. Barrow Report 62. TDA Vol.75 1943

Database entries

OS Map: SX 54702 64962
OS Source: Garmin
HER: MDV2367
Megalithic Portal: 3536
PMD: Wigford Down Summit
Alternate name: Wigford Down 5
Short Name: RC Wigford S
Butler map: 48.1.5
Grinsell: MEAVY 7b
Turner: B9
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Hut Class: Maybe
Cist Class: Maybe
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 62
Dimensions (m): 7.62
Lidar: SX 54702 64962
Nearest Bus Stop: Shaugh Prior White Thorn Inn (1.9 km) [Route: 59]
Nearby sites: SX 54702 64962


"One of two cairn circles, both in a raised platform. Ring of large stones. Cist cover in centre. Diam 7.62m.". This site could also be a hut circle - it is unclear whether the large slab is a cist cover or not. See Butler Vol 3 p.97 fig. 48.1.2 Wigford Down 4 in Barrow Report 62. NMR A.


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