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

Shell Top Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 59835 63835
OS Source: Google
NMR record: SX 56 SE 67
HER record: 12790
Megalithic Portal: 1250
Alternate name: Shell Top Summit 3
Short Name: RC:ShellTopSu3
Butler map: 51.10.3
Grinsell: CORNWOOD 1a
Turner: A44
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 20.0 x 0.2
Lidar: SX59846384
Notes: "A stone ring 20.5m overall diameter, comprising small, heather covered stones, 0.8m wide and 0.2m high. It lies on the broad level summit of shell top at 475m above sea level. There is a wide 3m wide gap on the north side and the interior is slightly domed, about 0.4m high, possibly a natural rise since it is off-centre. The term 'stone circle' is rather a mis-nomer since only half a dozen stones protrude from the turf and in appearance it is simply a low circular bank."
Nearby sites: SX59846384

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