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Dartmoor Site: Ringmoor Stone Row & Cairn Circle

Ringmoor Stone Row & Cairn Circle

This site is featured on the Burrator 3: Ringmoor, Brisworthy Circle and Legis Pound walk. These photos are of the Ringmoor Stone Row & Cairn Circle (SX56326580 Butler Vol. 3. Map 49, 20). The first photo here is of Marchant's Cross (SX54616680). The Ringmoor Down stone row was reconstructed by Baring-Gould possibly in 1909. Most of the stones in the first 300m were not standing before restoration. The 7 stones closest to the cairn were restored where they were found and are out of alignment to the west with a long gap before the next stones. The stone row is crossed at the cairn circle end by a medieval field boundary and ditch as can be seen in the tenth and the last photo. There is also a low bank crossing the stone row further along its length. The row now extends to 369m ending with a cairn circle. Only one of the cairn circle stones was still standing when restored and another four were lying in position with six socket holes visible. According to Butler, R.H. Worth was partially involved in the restoration of the row but disowned Baring-Gould's work on the circle which included importing stones from up to half a kilometre away to reconstruct the circle. The Brisworthy stone circle can be seen down hill to the south.

These photos were taken on the 17th June 2010.

See also: Guide to Dartmoor Stone Rows

Bibliography & references

Butler, J. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Vol. 3. - The South-West (Devon Books, 1994)

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