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Dartmoor Site: Harbourne Head A Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Harbourne Head A Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Harbourne Head A Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Photo taken on 25-03-2016

OS Map: SX 69119 65039
OS Source: Garmin
HER record: 5802
Megalithic Portal: 42628
Alternate name: Parnell's Hill 1
Short Name: RC Harbourne A
Butler map: 57.31.6
Grinsell: DEAN PRIOR 8
Turner: A55
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 24.0 x 1.2
Lidar: SX69126504
Notes: "One of a pair of cairns on Gripper's Hill." " A ring cairn, Harbourne Head consisting of a stone ring 17.0 metres in diameter internally, with bank 1.8 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. Cairn contains a central mound, 12.0 metres in diameter, 0.8 metres high. This type of cairn is referred to as a Dartmoor version of the Wessex bell barrows."
Nearby sites: SX69126504

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These are selected references with an emphasis on out of copyright sources linked as PDFs. For more detailed references try any linked HER record. For some records there are very good resources on the Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor (PMD) website by Bill Radcliffe. Barrow reports are linked above as are references to Butler, Grinsell and Turner.

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