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Dartmoor Site: Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle

Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle

This site is featured on the Burrator 2: Yellowmead and Drizzlecombe walk. These photos are of the impressive Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle (SX57486785 Butler Vol. 3. Map 47: 14). According to Butler all but 3 stones were re-erected by the Rev. Hugh Breton in 1921 in a restoration job that R.H. Worth described as being 'very faithfully done'. In 2008 geophysics survey and small scale archaeological digs confirmed that 'the monument was well reconstructed' and definitely a cairn circle. It is possible that there were originally stone rows leading up to the site but the evidence for this remains ambiguous. The archaeological dig found a flint scraper dating to the Neolithic/Bronze Age (at least 3,000 years old).

These photos were taken on the 9th August 2009.

See also: Guide to Dartmoor Stone Rows

Bibliography & references

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

External Links

Legendary Dartmoor: Yellowmead Stone Circle

Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle
Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle
Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle
Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle
Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle
Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle
Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle
Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle
Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle
Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle
Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle
Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle
Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle
Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle
Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle
Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle

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