<< Our Photo Pages >> Yellowmead cairn - Cairn in England in Devon

Submitted by caradoc68 on Monday, 05 March 2012  Page Views: 2805

Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Yellowmead cairn Alternative Name: Yellowmead Down Cairn; Sheepstor 5 (Grinsell); F21 (Turner)
Country: England County: Devon Type: Cairn
Nearest Town: Princetown  Nearest Village: Sheepstor
Map Ref: SX5753167863
Latitude: 50.493202N  Longitude: 4.009927W
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.
4 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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Anne T visited on 15th May 2019 - their rating: Cond: 2 Amb: 3 Access: 3 Yellowmead Cairn: Whilst we started walking back to the car park, trying a different path mown through the grass, first running uphill then eastwards then south, we passed this cairn and stopped to take a closer look. Whilst we were doing this, someone mentioned that the photo of the stone row on the Portal wasn’t the row we’d just looked at, but looked more like a line of stones running above, and parallel to the leat to the south west of the circle, and which we’d crossed to reach it. Some of the group split off to look at this more closely, and decided that the stones in the photo were of tin workings and an old track. There was not much left of this cairn at all, although the slight mound did stand out nicely at the top of the slope.

lucasn visited - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 4 Access: 3

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Average ratings for this site from all visit loggers: Condition: 2.5 Ambience: 3.5 Access: 3

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Yellowmead cairn submitted by caradoc68 : EN cairn ( yellowmead group ) SX 575 679. 48m EEN of Yellowmead rings. This lovely little cairn circle, no more then five meters in diameter with five stones remaining in the circle.The centre as been completely robbed out and silted back up again leaving a different coloured grass. Easy to miss but worth a look (Vote or comment on this photo)
This small Cairn is 38m from the centre of Yellowmead stone Circle. This can be easily missed but is worth hunting out as lt is a very small circle Cairn no more then 2 meters in diameter with five stone still standing.

The middle as been robbed out completely and left to silt back up, with bright green grass in its place.

Update July 2019: This cairn is recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 438553 and scheduled as Historic England List ID 1010179. These tell us the cairn is 3.7 metres in diameter and up to 0.3m in height. Only 4 stones remain of its outer kerb on its western and southern sides.

This cairn also features on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks website - see their entry for Yellowmead Down Encircled Cairn.
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Yellowmead cairn submitted by thecaptain : A short distance uphill to the northeast from the main circles is the remains of a small cairn, with a surrounding ring of stones. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Yellowmead cairn submitted by davep : The Yellowmead Down Encircled Cairn from the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks website (site 221), "consisting of an earth and stone mound approximately 4 meters in diameter and up to 0.3 meters high. Four stones of a retaining kerb on its west and south sides". (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Yellowmead cairn submitted by Anne T : The Yellowmead Cairn is only a small hump in the grass, some 45-50m north east of the stone circle(s). This view looks south east towards the leat which runs SW-NE across the site, to the south west of the stone circles. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Yellowmead cairn submitted by Bladup : Yellowmead cairn, the grass is a bit longer nowadays. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Yellowmead cairn submitted by postman : The tiny ring cairn and its big brothers further on. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Yellowmead cairn submitted by caradoc68 : Looking south you can see three stones still and two stumps of this small ring cairn, with the raised green grass where the kist once was. Cant find and references to this ring cairn does anyone have any info', it is on the Ordnance survey map as a Cairn.

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