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Dartmoor Site: Two Barrows Stone Ring Cairn Circle

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
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 56
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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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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