Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
Dartmoor Site: Shilstone Common (DRE 1a) Cairn Circle

Shilstone Common (DRE 1a) Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Shilstone Common & Spinsters' Rock
OS Map: SX 69900 90800
OS Source: Constructed
NMR record: SX 69 SE 25
HER record: 7010
Megalithic Portal: 44557
The Stone Rows of GB: Spinsters Rock
PMD: Spinster's Rock Cairns and Stone Rows
Alternate name: Shilstone Common (nr. Spinsters Rock)
Short Name: CC:Shilstone
Butler Vol 5: p.218
Grinsell: List B DRESTEIGNTON 1a
Exist: Maybe
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Notes: Former remains on Shilstone Common near Spinsters rock. Remains no longer visible. Possibly sketched by Rev. John Swete in 1789. Site controversially mapped by Rev. William Grey in 1838 and published by Ormerod in 1872. Site dismissed by R.H. Worth but probable cairn remains found during field excavations by Major F.C. Tyler in 1930. For a reappraisal of Tyler's report see coverage on Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks.
Nearby sites: SX69909080

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