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Dartmoor Site: Ball Gate Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Ball Gate Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Ball Gate Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Photo taken on 06-03-2016

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Walk: The Erme East stone rows
OS Map: SX 66996 61306
OS Source: Garmin
HER: MDV7739
Megalithic Portal: 45839
PMD: Corringdon Ball Gate cairn
Alternate name: Corringdon Ball N.
Short Name: RC Ball Gate
Butler map: 56.10
Grinsell: SOUTH BRENT 9
Turner: A43
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Maybe
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 28 66
Dimensions (m): 24.0 x 0.4
Lidar: SX 66996 61306
Nearest Bus Stop: South Brent Pool Park (3.5 km) [Route: 38]
Nearby sites: SX 66996 61306


"A very vague circle 21m diameter, which may be the remains of a mutilated cairn. Vis=-/4/1977 (ancient monuments) possibly rather damaged on one side. Vis=23/6/1973 (grinsell, l. V. ). Site of cairn almost levelled probably for material to build the adjoining wall. Shown on OS 6" as 'cairn circle'. Diameter 21m, height 0.4m. Vis=28/7/1977 (os) there is a gap in the rim on the southeast, probably for carts taking away the stone".


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