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Dartmoor Site: Whitchurch Common (N) Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Whitchurch Common (N) Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 53010 74990
OS Source: Constructed
NMR record: SX 57 SW 89
HER record: 4115
Megalithic Portal: 3535
Alternate name: Whitchurch Common (N)
Short Name: RC:Whitchurch
Turner: A41
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Dimensions (m): 5.5
Notes: Turner A41. Hut Circle or ring cairn? "Ring cairn with entrance. Stone ring 5.5m internal diam, with bank 1.5m wide and 0.4m high.2.5m wide entrance on ssw side" " A hut with an internal diam of 5.8m and walling 1.5m wide and 0.4m high; there is an entrance gap in the sw. This is evidently grinsell's cairn and worth's barrow.(broadly it is on the n slope of barn hill as stated by worth, but locally on the sw slope). While the structure might in isolation be construed as a cairn, the lack of any internal stone, the consistently smooth angle of the inner face of the wall and the presence of other huts and a field system militate against the worth and grinsell classifications"
Nearby sites: SX53017499

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