Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
Dartmoor Site: Two Barrows Stone Ring Cairn Circle

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Two Barrows Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Two Barrows Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Photo taken on 19-08-2017

OS Map: SX 70654 79219
OS Source: Google
NMR record: SX 77 NW 23
HER record: 7409
Megalithic Portal: 16632
Alternate name: Two Barrows 1
Short Name: RC:Two Barrows
Butler map: 20.11.1
Butler Vol 5: p.23
Grinsell: MANATON 12
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 21
Dimensions (m): 17.0 x 1.4
Lidar: SX70657922
Notes: "The northern barrow was excavated in 1872. It measures 40 feet in diameter and 4 1/2 feet high. A ring of stones encircled the barrow and in the centre was a small cairn. A cremation burial was found to the SE of the centre covered by five flat stones. With the cremation was the blade of a bronze dagger and a pommel made from amber with a decoration consisting of rows of gold pins" See: Bate, C Spence, Researches into Some Antient Tumuli on Dartmoor, T.D.A. Vol. 5 pp.549-58 (1872). Relevant Butler map Vol. 1. Map 20. Butler Volume 1 Map 20.11 Two Barrows 1. [N.b. Treated as Turner type Stone Ring Cairn circle from the description].
Nearby sites: SX70657922

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