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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Fernworthy Cairn E Alternative Name: Fernworthy Cairn 5; Grinsell Lydford 24; Turner F4; Newman Barrow D
Country: England County: Devon Type: Cairn
Nearest Town: Okehampton  Nearest Village: Chagford
Map Ref: SX65568407  Landranger Map Number: 191
Latitude: 50.640769N  Longitude: 3.90266W
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.
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
4

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Fernworthy Cairn E
Fernworthy Cairn E submitted by TheCaptain : Cairn 5 is up to 10 m diameter, and has a small 5 m diameter mound in the centre, surrounded by a flatter region and then a ring of surrounding stones. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Fernworthy Cairn 5 can be found less than a hundred metres to the east of the stone circle up a slight raise. It is up to 10 m diameter, and has a small 5 m diameter mound in the centre, surrounded by a flatter region and remains of a ring of surrounding stones.

With all of the treestumps in the region, it is tricky to determine what is an ancient stone and what is a relatively recent treestump! Past excavations here found pottery, flint tools and other items, but no remains of any human burial.

Update October 2019: This cairn is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entry for the Fernworthy E. Encircled Cairn, which tells us that the cairn is 5.8m in diameter. "Has 3 stones spaced on the east side. A beaker, flint knife, dress fastener and a piece of bronze were discovered when the cairn was excavated in 1898. The crushed beaker. When reconstructed it became one of Dartmoor's most important Bronze Age finds and is now on display in Plymouth City Museum along with the other artifacts retrieved".

The cairn is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 443855, which adds the cairn is "visible as a low mound measuring 6.7m by 7m with a height of 0.5m. It has various amorphous areas of disturbance, some may date to excavations of 1897".

The Devon and Dartmoor HER also includes a record for this site; see MDV6560 (Cairn to east of Fernworthy stone circle), and is also scheduled as part of Historic England List ID 1017984 (A stone circle, known as Fernworthy Circle, three stone alignments and five cairns 425m and 525m north west of Sandeman Bridge).
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Fernworthy Cairn E
Fernworthy Cairn E submitted by Bladup : Fernworthy Cairn E, In the foreground you can see it's bank(ed) (Vote or comment on this photo)

Fernworthy Cairn E
Fernworthy Cairn E submitted by Bladup : Fernworthy Cairn E (Vote or comment on this photo)

Fernworthy Cairn E
Fernworthy Cairn E submitted by Postman : Looking north over the East cairn (Vote or comment on this photo)

Fernworthy Cairn E
Fernworthy Cairn E submitted by Postman : Looking over the East cairn to the stone circle. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Fernworthy Cairn E
Fernworthy Cairn E submitted by TheCaptain : Fernworthy Cairn 5 can be found less than a hundred metres to the east of the stone circle up a slight raise. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Fernworthy Cairn E
Fernworthy Cairn E submitted by TheCaptain : Cairn 5 is up to 10 m diameter, and has a small 5 m diameter mound in the centre, surrounded by a flatter region and then a ring of surrounding stones.

Fernworthy Cairn E
Fernworthy Cairn E submitted by TheCaptain

Fernworthy Cairn E
Fernworthy Cairn E submitted by ernar : The cairn east of the beautiful Fernworthy stone circle is almost destroyed. Nevertheless some kerbstones and a small mound can still be seen.

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Re: Fernworthy E by coldrum on Monday, 10 August 2009
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