<< Our Photo Pages >> Sharpitor cairn circle - Cairn in England in Devon

Submitted by TheCaptain on Monday, 11 October 2004  Page Views: 8930

Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Sharpitor cairn circle Alternative Name: Grinsell Walkhampton 21; Turner E41; Dixon Peek Hill 103; Butler Sharpitor N (V3 45.12)
Country: England County: Devon Type: Cairn
Nearest Town: Princetown  Nearest Village: Walkhampton
Map Ref: SX5583870678  Landranger Map Number: 202
Latitude: 50.518086N  Longitude: 4.034867W
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
4 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.
4 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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Catrinm visited on 1st Jan 2023 - their rating: Cond: 2 Amb: 4 Access: 5 Easily a cessible from the road and a recognisable cairn circle and cist

markj99 visited on 28th Nov 2017 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 4 Access: 4 Sharpitor cairn circle is located in moorland c. 130 yards E of a lay-by at SX 55707 70679. Follow a path heading ENE out of the lay-by to find the low lying cairn and cist.

graemefield visited on 1st Jan 2002 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 5 Access: 2

SandyG TimPrevett have visited here

Average ratings for this site from all visit loggers: Condition: 2.67 Ambience: 4.33 Access: 3.67

Sharpitor cairn circle
Sharpitor cairn circle submitted by bec-zog : Sharpitor : central cyst in barrow remains. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Cairn Circle and cist on the slopes of Sharpitor in Devon

Beyond the downhill ends of the Sharpitor NW rows is a nice little cairn which survives in a reasonable condition, with remains of a central cist, and a surrounding stone kerb.

Update December 2019: This cairn is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entries for the Sharpitor (N) or Peek Hill Platform Cairn Circle and Cist and the Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists.

This site is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 440164, as MDV3769 (Round cairn 380 metres north-north-west of Sharpitor summit, Walkhampton) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER, and scheduled as Historic England List Entry No. 1007423 (Round cairn 380m NNW of Sharpitor summit).
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Sharpitor cairn circle
Sharpitor cairn circle submitted by TimPrevett : 04/06/09 (Vote or comment on this photo)

Sharpitor cairn circle
Sharpitor cairn circle submitted by TimPrevett (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Sharpitor cairn circle submitted by Brian Byng : (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Sharpitor cairn circle submitted by Postman : The cairn circle with cist, and Black Hawk going down. (It's not a black hawk, nor did it go down) (Vote or comment on this photo)

Sharpitor cairn circle
Sharpitor cairn circle submitted by Postman : The cairn circle with cist.

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Sharpitor cairn circle submitted by Postman : Looking in the cist

Sharpitor cairn circle
Sharpitor cairn circle submitted by Postman : The cairn circle with cist.

Sharpitor cairn circle
Sharpitor cairn circle submitted by Postman : The cairn circle and Sharpitor

Sharpitor cairn circle
Sharpitor cairn circle submitted by Bladup : Sharpitor cairn circle and cist.

Sharpitor cairn circle
Sharpitor cairn circle submitted by Bladup : Sharpitor cairn circle and tor, What it's all about.

Sharpitor cairn circle
Sharpitor cairn circle submitted by Bladup : Sharpitor cairn circle.

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Sharpitor cairn circle submitted by SandyG : View from above and west. (13th May 2015).

Sharpitor cairn circle
Sharpitor cairn circle submitted by SandyG : View from above and north east. (13th May 2015).

Sharpitor cairn circle
Sharpitor cairn circle submitted by SandyG : View from north west. (13th May 2015).

Sharpitor cairn circle
Sharpitor cairn circle submitted by TimPrevett : 04/06/09

Sharpitor cairn circle
Sharpitor cairn circle submitted by TimPrevett

Sharpitor cairn circle
Sharpitor cairn circle submitted by graemefield : Sharpitor cairn and cist, now degraded and damaged by cattle grazing.

Sharpitor cairn circle
Sharpitor cairn circle submitted by bec-zog : Sharpitor : Barrow remains (1 comment)

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 183m WSW 249° Sharpitor NW double row* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX5566570617)
 183m WSW 244° Sharpitor NW single row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5567170601)
 316m ENE 69° Sharpitor NE* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX5613670785)
 573m ENE 76° Sharpitor NE (2) Stone Row / Alignment (SX564708)
 602m ENE 72° Stanlake Cist* Cist (SX5641670852)
 626m NNE 14° Leeden Hill* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX56017128)
 781m W 274° Sharpitor W* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5505870748)
 783m W 274° Sharpitor W Terminal Cairn* Cairn (SX5505670751)
 1.0km NE 39° Leeden Tor* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5652271474)
 1.1km ESE 109° Stan Lake Platform Cairn Circle Cairn (SX56917028)
 1.2km NNW 329° Routrundle South* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX55257172)
 1.3km SSE 156° Leather Tor* Cist (SX5631869522)
 1.3km NNW 337° Routrundle North* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX55387185)
 1.3km ENE 67° Stanlake Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX57057115)
 1.3km ENE 57° Black Tor Stone Row Cairns (Stanlake)* Cairn (SX5699071370)
 1.4km N 360° Ingra Tor Cist* Cairn (SX5587272083)
 1.5km ENE 57° Black Tor (Meavy)* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX5710271463)
 2.0km ENE 65° Raddick Hill North* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX57657147)
 2.1km ENE 59° Hart Tor north rows* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX57637169)
 2.1km ENE 60° Hart Tor south row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX57687168)
 2.1km ENE 59° Hart Tor North circle* Stone Circle (SX57717171)
 2.1km ENE 60° Hart Tor South Terminal Cairn* Cairn (SX57727170)
 2.1km ENE 75° Raddick Hill Cist* Cist (SX57937116)
 2.4km NNE 21° Walkhampton Enclosed Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX56747286)
 2.6km E 95° Crazy Well Cross* Ancient Cross (SX58387039)
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Re: Sharpitor by TheCaptain on Friday, 25 June 2004
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Sharpitor Northwest, Dartmoor, Devon SX558707
Visited Friday, 4th June 2004

Situated on the north western slopes of Sharpitor, just to the south of the B3212 by Goatstone Pool, can be found the remains of a fairly ruinous double stone row and a single stone row.

The remains of the double row start at a flattened cairn at the western end, and travel roughly eastwards over the crest of the hill, past the pool to a couple of large slabs and a blocking stone. At the eastern end of the double row is the remains of a single row, at a slight angle to the double row, but these rows are very ruinous.

Beyond the downhill ends of these rows is a nice little cairn which survives in a much better condition, with remains of a central cist, and a surrounding stone kerb. This is occasionally referred to as a stone circle.
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