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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Drizzlecombe cairn 1. Alternative Name: Drizzlecombe Cairn A; Grinsell Sheepstor 32
Country: England County: Devon Type: Cairn
Nearest Town: Tavistock  Nearest Village: Lee Moor
Map Ref: SX5916866962
Latitude: 50.485500N  Longitude: 3.986523W
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.
5 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

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Drizzlecombe cairn 1.
Drizzlecombe cairn 1. submitted by Bladup : Drizzlecombe cairn 1, looking south west down the row. (Vote or comment on this photo)
This cairn is at the upper end of Drizzlecombe stone row 1 (or A), and is about 7 metres in diameter, and 0.7 metres in height. As usual, it has been dug into at the middle.

With a bit of imagination, there is a circle of stones around the outside, and perhaps another one within the cairn, but they are not really clear. To the southern side is a large slab, which could be a displaced capstone from a cist, although it is suggested that it is the displaced first stone from the stone row, but it would be much bigger than the other stones in the row.

This cairn is featured on Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) - see their entries for the Drizzlecombe S Row Encircled Cairn and the Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1).

The cairn is also recorded as part of Pastscape Monument No. 438629 and scheduled as part of Historic England List ID 1014145 (Three stone alignments, 15 cairns, a cist, a partially enclosed stone hut circle settlement and a small clapper bridge at Drizzle Combe).

The Devon and Dartmoor HER also includes an entry for this cairn; see MDV14779 (Cairn at north-east end of stone row, Drizzlecombe).

For information about the Drizzlecombe stone rows and their associated cairns and standing stones, see the Stone Rows of Great Britain's entry for Drizzlecombe 1, which includes a description, photographs, a plan of the rows, their pillar stones and associated cairns, plus access information and links to other online resources.
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Drizzlecombe cairn 1.
Drizzlecombe cairn 1. submitted by Bladup : Drizzlecombe cairn 1 with the larger Giant's Basin cairn behind. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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SX5966 : Giant's Basin Cairn by Graham Horn
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SX5966 : The Giant's Basin by Guy Wareham
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SX5966 : Drizzlecombe 3 prehistoric stone row by Sandy Gerrard
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SX5966 : Drizzle Combe stone row by Graham Horn
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SX5966 : Drizzlecombe Stone Row by Guy Wareham
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 15m SSW 207° Drizzlecombe row 1* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX5916166949)
 17m ESE 114° Drizzlecombe Cist 6* Cairn (SX5918366955)
 38m ESE 115° Drizzlecombe Giant's Basin* Cairn (SX5920266945)
 41m NW 305° Drizzlecombe menhir 3* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX5913566986)
 57m NE 46° Drizzlecombe menhir 2* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX59216700)
 72m NE 34° Drizzlecombe* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX59216702)
 129m NE 43° Drizzlecombe row 2* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5925867054)
 132m NNE 33° Drizzlecombe row 3* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5924367071)
 141m NE 42° Drizzlecombe cairn 2* Ring Cairn (SX5926567065)
 145m NE 34° Drizzlecombe cairn 3* Ring Cairn (SX5925367080)
 151m SW 226° Drizzlecombe menhir 1* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX5905766860)
 156m NNE 25° Drizzlecombe cairn 4* Stone Circle (SX5923867101)
 179m W 261° Drizzlecombe stone 4* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX58996694)
 180m NNW 345° Drizzlecombe cairn 14* Cairn (SX5912767137)
 247m N 355° Drizzlecombe cairn 13* Cist (SX5915167208)
 270m SSW 209° Drizzlecombe cist 22* Cist (SX59036673)
 298m SSE 150° Giant's hill cairn* Cairn (SX59316670)
 299m NNE 25° Drizzlecombe Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX59306723)
 302m NE 42° Drizzlecombe Cairn 18* Cairn (SX5937667182)
 344m SE 126° Giant's Hill West* Cist (SX59446675)
 446m NNE 25° Drizzlecombe W row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5937067360)
 448m NNE 33° Drizzlecombe Cairn 23* Cairn (SX5942367331)
 449m NNE 26° Cairn At Head of Drizzlecombe Row 4* Cairn (SX5937467361)
 458m W 266° Drizzlecombe Brook* Marker Stone (SX5870966946)
 459m NNE 25° Standing Stone Near Cairn at Head of Drizzlecombe Row 4* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX5937067374)
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