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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Merrivale N circle Alternative Name: Merrivale cairn 10; Turner B8
Country: England County: Devon Type: Stone Circle
Nearest Town: Princetown  Nearest Village: Merrivale
Map Ref: SX5532674841
Latitude: 50.555374N  Longitude: 4.043701W
Condition:
5Perfect
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
2 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
3 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.
3 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
5

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Merrivale N circle
Merrivale N circle submitted by davep : The Merrivale North Embanked Cairn Circle from the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website. Photograph taken 17th May 2019. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Cairn circle, part of the Merrivale complex on western Dartmoor, in Devon.

The diameter of the circle is about 8 metres. This circle is sometimes identified as a hut circle.

Update November 2019: This cairn is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entry for the Merrivale North Embanked Cairn Circle, which tells us: "Turner describes this site as an embanked stone circle; an annular bank of earth and/or stones with an inner edge of orthostats. Internal diameter is 8.0 meters with a bank 0.8 meters wide and 0.3 meters high. Much disturbed".

The cairn is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 440038, as MDV3757 (Probable ring cairn, Merrivale) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER, and scheduled as Historic England List Entry No. 1013431 (A ring cairn on Longash Common lying 400m south east of Merrivale Bridge).
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SX5574 : Merrivale 2 prehistoric stone row by Sandy Gerrard
by Sandy Gerrard
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SX5574 : Stone Stile, Princetown, Dartmoor by Amanda Munday
by Amanda Munday
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SX5574 : Moorland vegetation on the lower slopes of King's Tor by Rod Allday
by Rod Allday
©2013(licence)
SX5574 : Merrivale 3 prehistoric stone row by Sandy Gerrard
by Sandy Gerrard
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SX5574 : Merrivale Stone Rows by Tony Whitman
by Tony Whitman
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 95m SSW 194° Merrivale NW* Stone Circle (SX55307475)
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 126m ESE 123° Merrivale Centre N* Cairn (SX55437477)
 134m ESE 111° Merrivale North Row* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX55457479)
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 241m ESE 103° Merrivale Centre Row* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX55567478)
 250m S 173° Merrivale 5* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5534974592)
 252m S 174° Merrivale 6* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5534474590)
 253m S 171° Merrivale Menhir* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX55367459)
 255m SSE 169° Merrivale Second Menhir and Cairn* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX55377459)
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 1.2km WSW 242° Standing Stone next to Vixen Tor * Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX5424374307)
 1.9km NE 54° Mis Tor Farm Cairn (SX56927594)
 2.0km WSW 252° Windy Post Cross* Ancient Cross (SX53437428)
 2.0km W 261° Barn Hill Cairn (SX53337458)
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