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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Sourton Tors Cairn Alternative Name: Corn Ridge NW1; Grinsell Bridestowe and Sourton Common 1; Butler (map 43.10.1)
Country: England County: Devon Type: Cairn
Nearest Town: Okehampton  Nearest Village: Sourton
Map Ref: SX5460389438
Latitude: 50.686378N  Longitude: 4.059626W
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
3 Ambience:
2Not Good
0No data.
2 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
2 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data

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Sourton Tors Cairn
Sourton Tors Cairn submitted by TheCaptain : Sourton Tors Cairn, Dartmoor, Devon SX546895 The remains of a much destroyed cairn can be seen on the slopes of Corn Ridge, just above the track which passes up over the saddle between Sourton Tors and Corn Ridge. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Cairn in Devon. The remains of a much destroyed cairn can be seen on the slopes of Corn Ridge, just above the track which passes up over the saddle between Sourton Tors and Corn Ridge.

Update December 2019: This cairn is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entry for the Sourton Tors S.E. Cairn, which tells us: "(This is) the remains of a cairn, SX 54608942, which has been disturbed in the past - now heather covered. Diameter 10.5m, height 0.5m. One or two stones of the retaining circle are still visible but there is no trace of a cist to be seen".

The cairn is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 440531, as MDV4627 (Round cairn 470m south east of Sourton Tors) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER, and scheduled as Historic England List Entry No. 1007824 (Round cairn 470m south east of Sourton Tors).
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Sourton Tors Cairn
Sourton Tors Cairn submitted by Bladup : Sourton Tors Cairn. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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SX5489 : Old Guide Stone/Boundary Stone on Sourton Common by Milestone Society
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SX5489 : Pool near Sourton Tors by Derek Harper
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 161m NNE 27° Sourton Tors Stone Circle* Stone Circle (SX54688958)
 605m ESE 117° Corn Ridge Stone Ring Cairn Circle* Ring Cairn (SX5513889153)
 608m SSW 196° Sourton Tors Ring Cairns* Ring Cairn (SX5441888858)
 653m ESE 118° Cornridge SE* Stone Circle (SX5517589119)
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 2.1km SSW 198° Great Nodden* Cist (SX5387487416)
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 2.7km NE 49° Longstone Hill cairn* Cairn (SX56709113)
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 5.9km E 88° Oke Tor* Stone Row / Alignment (SX605895)
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