Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
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Dartmoor Site: Down Ridge Stone Circle

Down Ridge Stone Circle

Down Ridge Stone Circle

OS Map: SX 65515 72084
OS Source: Google
NMR record: SX 67 SE 64
HER record: 6400
Megalithic Portal: 863
PMD: Down Ridge Stone Circle
Alternate name: Down Ridge
Short Name: SC:DownRidge
Turner: G9
DPD page: 92
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Dimensions (m): 25.0
Notes: Also known as Hexworthy Circle. "situated on a gentle north facing slope overlooking the valley of the River Dart. The stone circle measures 25 meters in diameter and is denoted by five upright granite slabs, standing up to 1.45 meters high, which are confined to its south western sector. A further six recumbent stones lie where they have fallen. The stone circle was partially excavated in 1904 by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee and their work revealed the original ground surface covered with charcoal. An associated outlying standing stone is located 85 meters south-east of the stone circle and survives as a triangular shaped block up to 0.86 meters high." [HER MDV6400]. For photos of this site, see: Megalithic Portal: Down Ridge - Stone Circle
Nearby sites: SX65527208

Page last updated 20/02/16