Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
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Dartmoor Site: Mardon Down Embanked Cairn Circle

Mardon Down Embanked Cairn Circle

Mardon Down Embanked Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Mardon Down Stone Circle & Cairns
OS Map: SX 76744 87693
OS Source: Google
NMR record: SX 78 NE 5
HER record: 8308
Megalithic Portal: 3375
Alternate name: Mardon Down Pillared Circle 5
Short Name: CC:Mardon
Butler Vol 5: p.150 & Fig.92
Grinsell: MORETONHAMPSTEAD 1
Turner: B6
DPD page: 149
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Dimensions (m): 10 x 0.7
Notes: Turner B6. This is an impressive cairn circle with a well preserved ring of large pillars surrounded by an outer kerb ring of smaller slabs on their edges. The cairn is 11m. in diameter and 0.5m. high, with a well preserved cairn circle comprising a 9.0m. diameter circle of spaced uprights averaging 0.8m. high, with kerbing between. Unlike the stone circle it is marked on the OS Okehampton and North Dartmoor Landranger map (Sheet 191). It is easy to confuse this cairn with the less well preserved stone circle which is a few hundred metres to the south.
Nearby sites: SX76748769

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