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Dartmoor Site: Mardle Embanked Cairn Circle

Mardle Embanked Cairn Circle

Mardle Embanked Cairn Circle

Photo taken on 15-07-2016

Database entries

OS Map: SX 67526 69359
OS Source: Garmin
HER: MDV5308
Megalithic Portal: 3374
Alternate name: Mardle Valley 1
Short Name: CC Mardle
Butler map: 58.12.1
Turner: B11
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 12.0 x 0.3
Lidar: SX 67526 69359
Nearest Bus Stop: Dartmeet Badgers Holt (3.9 km) [Route: 172]
Nearby sites: SX 67526 69359


Embanked stone circle; an annular bank of earth and/or stone with an inner edge of orthostats. Much disturbed. Internal diam 6.5m with bank 1.2m wide and 0.4m high (turner). This cairn has a very interesting structure appearing to be multiple circles of stones similar to the cairns at Corringdon Ball. This structure is difficult to capture in a photograph as the stones are small and the site much disturbed.


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