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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Shaugh Moor Cairns Alternative Name: Grisell Shaugh Prior 40; Turner E2; Saddlesborough Reave
Country: England County: Devon Type: Cairn
Nearest Town: Plymouth  Nearest Village: Lee Moor / Shaugh Prior
Map Ref: SX5531763467
Latitude: 50.453150N  Longitude: 4.039418W
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.
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.
5 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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Shaugh Moor Cairns
Shaugh Moor Cairns submitted by thecaptain : Downhill from the Shaugh Moor stone row and cairn, is a cairn which is in surprisingly good condition considering its position. It still has much of its retaining kerb circle in place around it. (Vote or comment on this photo)
On the moorland near to the Shaugh Moor Stone Row, in amongst the waste tips from the china clay works, are several cairns to be found, many in very poor condition.

Fairly near to the road, downhill from the Shaugh Moor stone row and cairn, is a cairn which is in surprisingly good condition considering its position. It still has much of its retaining kerb circle in place around it, but there are a few large chunks of the cairn missing, and it has, as usual, been dug into at the top.

Update December 2019: The Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks website includes information about the the Shaugh Moor Platform Cairn Circle. The cairn is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 439245, as MDV2524 (Cairn on line of reave near Shaugh Cross) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER, and scheduled as Historic England List Entry No 1003824 (Barrow near Shaugh Cross).
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Shaugh Moor Cairns
Shaugh Moor Cairns submitted by Bladup : Shaugh Moor Cairn. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Shaugh Moor Cairns
Shaugh Moor Cairns submitted by thecaptain : Downhill from the Shaugh Moor stone row and cairn, is a cairn which is in surprisingly good condition considering its position. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Nearby Images from Geograph Britain and Ireland:
SX5563 : Old Wayside Cross on Shaugh Moor, Shaugh Prior by Alan Rosevear
by Alan Rosevear
SX5563 : Shaugh Moor prehistoric stone row by Sandy Gerrard
by Sandy Gerrard
SX5563 : Shaden Moor Cross by Guy Wareham
by Guy Wareham
SX5563 : View across Shaugh Moor by jeff collins
by jeff collins
SX5563 : Minor road crossing Shaugh Moor by jeff collins
by jeff collins

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 96m ENE 74° Shaugh Moor North Cairn Circle Cairn (SX5541063490)
 106m SE 127° Shaugh Moor Circle* Stone Circle (SX554634)
 109m ESE 111° Shaugh Moor South Cairn Circle* Cairn (SX5541863425)
 115m E 100° Shaugh Moor row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5543063443)
 163m E 87° Shaugh Moor Platform Cairn Circle Cairn (SX5548063470)
 186m SSE 152° Shaugh Moor Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX554633)
 608m ESE 113° Saddlesborough Ring Cairn (SX55876321)
 969m S 174° Hawk's Tor (Shaugh Moor) Cave or Rock Shelter (SX55396250)
 1.2km S 174° Shaugh Moor South Stone Circle (SX554623)
 1.2km N 358° Cadover Cross* Ancient Cross (SX553647)
 1.3km NW 315° Wigford Down 1* Stone Circle (SX5442464421)
 1.5km SSE 159° Collard Tor W* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5583362045)
 1.5km SSE 158° Collard Tor E* Stone Row / Alignment (SX55856204)
 1.5km SSE 158° Collard Tor circle Stone Circle (SX5584062030)
 1.5km WNW 288° Dewerstone* Causewayed Enclosure (SX53876399)
 1.6km NNW 336° Wigford Down 5* Cairn (SX5470264962)
 1.6km NNW 336° Wigford Down 4* Cairn (SX5469364969)
 1.7km NNW 337° Wigford Down 9 Cairn (SX5469065050)
 1.8km NNE 20° Brisworthy Cup Stone* Rock Art (SX55986516)
 2.0km NE 38° Shadyback Tor settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX566650)
 2.2km ENE 76° Trowlesworthy West enclosure* Ring Cairn (SX57436394)
 2.2km ENE 75° Trowlesworthy West row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX57466397)
 2.2km NE 53° Trowlesworthy Warren Cairn (SX57156477)
 2.3km ENE 75° Trowlesworthy West circle* Stone Circle (SX57556398)
 2.3km ENE 78° Trowlesworthy* Barrow Cemetery (SX57606390)
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