<< Our Photo Pages >> Hound Tor Ring Cairn - Ring Cairn in England in Devon

Submitted by h_fenton on Saturday, 24 October 2009  Page Views: 8103

Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Hound Tor Ring Cairn Alternative Name: Grinsell Manaton 13; Turner D8; Dixon 58; Butler (V5 p179); Butler (V1 8.6)
Country: England County: Devon Type: Ring Cairn
 Nearest Village: Manaton
Map Ref: SX7409778770
Latitude: 50.595038N  Longitude: 3.780191W
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
3 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
no data 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
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no data 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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markj99 visited on 12th Sep 2022 - their rating: Cond: 2 Amb: 4 Access: 4 Hound Tor Kerb Cairn is easily visited at the foot of Hound Tor. The kerb cairn has a continuous kerb from N Arc to S Arc. The central cist has been exposed. The interior of the cairn has been entirely robbed of stones except for S & W Cist Stones.

TheCaptain visited on 26th Feb 2019 - their rating: Cond: 4 Amb: 5 Access: 4 From the top of Hound Tor, I make my way south to look for the cairn and cist, but it is easy to find with obvious pathways leading to it. It is a splendid thing, about two thirds of a circle of contiguous surrounding stones with remains of a large cist box in the centre. I sit here for a fair while watching the sunlight fading on the Hound Tor rocks before heading back to the car.

graemefield visited on 1st Jan 2004 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 5 Access: 3

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Average ratings for this site from all visit loggers: Condition: 3 Ambience: 4.67 Access: 3.67

Hound Tor Ring Cairn
Hound Tor Ring Cairn submitted by h_fenton : Hound Tor Ring Cairn, with Hound Tor in the background. 29 September 2009 (Vote or comment on this photo)
Hound Tor Ring Cairn, Dartmoor, Devon, is a ring cairn (Cairn Circle) 6.5 metres in diameter with an outer incomplete set of granite kerb stones. In the center of the cairn is a cist.

This site is located a few hundred metres south west of Hound Tor and 215metres east of East Lodge.

Update November 2019: This cairn is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entry for the Houndtor Down Ring Setting Cairn and Cist, which tells us: "(This is) a ring cairn surviving as a mound 6.5 metres in diameter and 0.15 metres high. It is defined, except on the west side, by a ring of at least 19 close set granite stones. In the centre of the cairn is a north to south orientated cist, with both end stones and the western side stone remaining visible".

The cairn is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 455101, as MDV7398 (Cist in the Parish of Manaton) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER, and scheduled as Historic England List Entry No. 1016254 (Ring cairn south west of Hound Tor, 215m east of East Lodge).
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Hound Tor Ring Cairn
Hound Tor Ring Cairn submitted by h_fenton : Vertical Kite Aerial Photograph of Hound Tor Ring Cairn. 29 September 2009 (1 comment - Vote or comment on this photo)

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Hound Tor Ring Cairn submitted by Bladup : Hound Tor Cairn circle and cist. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Hound Tor Ring Cairn
Hound Tor Ring Cairn submitted by Bladup (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Hound Tor Ring Cairn submitted by Bladup : Hound Tor Cairn and cist with Hound Tor itself in the background. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Hound Tor Ring Cairn submitted by Postman : Another one for the Dartmoor wish list.

Hound Tor Ring Cairn
Hound Tor Ring Cairn submitted by Postman : Ring cairn or cairn circle, and what's the difference?

Hound Tor Ring Cairn
Hound Tor Ring Cairn submitted by Postman : Where did the rest go?

Hound Tor Ring Cairn
Hound Tor Ring Cairn submitted by Postman : Three good stones and the Tor. Sat in the cist gives one a good place to sit and watch people fall off big rocks.

Hound Tor Ring Cairn
Hound Tor Ring Cairn submitted by Bladup : Hound Tor Cairn circle and cist with Hound tor itself behind.

Hound Tor Ring Cairn
Hound Tor Ring Cairn submitted by Postman : A top place to end a great day on Dartmoor.

Hound Tor Ring Cairn
Hound Tor Ring Cairn submitted by Postman : Hound Tor, the ring cairn is off to the right.

Hound Tor Ring Cairn
Hound Tor Ring Cairn submitted by Bladup : Hound Tor Cairn circle and cist.

Hound Tor Ring Cairn
Hound Tor Ring Cairn submitted by Bladup

Hound Tor Ring Cairn
Hound Tor Ring Cairn submitted by Bladup

Hound Tor Ring Cairn
Hound Tor Ring Cairn submitted by graemefield : Hound Tor Ring Cairn July 2012 (1 comment)

Hound Tor Ring Cairn
Hound Tor Ring Cairn submitted by graemefield : The central burial cist in Hound Tor Ring cairn (1 comment)

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