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Dartmoor Site: Wigford Down 4 Embanked Cairn Circle

Wigford Down 4 Embanked Cairn Circle

Wigford Down 4 Embanked Cairn Circle

Photo taken on 18-06-2017

Database entries

OS Map: SX 54694 64972
OS Source: Garmin
HER: MDV2368
Megalithic Portal: 3536
Alternate name: Wigford Down 4
Short Name: CC WigfordDown
Butler map: 48.1.4
Grinsell: MEAVY 7a
Turner: A39
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 12 62
Dimensions (m): 10.0 x 0.5
Lidar: SX 54694 64972
Nearest Bus Stop: Shaugh Prior White Thorn Inn (1.9 km) [Route: 59]
Nearby sites: SX 54694 64972


Listed as Wigford Down B on Tom Greeves list of potential 'Sacred' Pools.

NMR B. "Stone ring, diam 10.5m, with bank 2.5m wide and 0.5m high.3m wide entrance on s side" See Butler Vol 3 p.97 fig. 48.1.2. Wigford Down 3 in Barrow Report 62.

This ring cairn survives as a circular bank measuring up to 3.5 metres wide and 0.75 metres high which surrounds a flat interior up to 17.5 metres in diameter. There is evidence for partial early excavation or robbing on the south west side. Noted in 2019 as a possible 'sacred' pool.


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