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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Merrivale NE circle Alternative Name: Merrivale cairn 1
Country: England County: Devon Type: Stone Circle
Nearest Town: Princetown  Nearest Village: Merrivale
Map Ref: SX55547481  Landranger Map Number: 191
Latitude: 50.555148N  Longitude: 4.04067W
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
2 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.
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

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Merrivale NE circle
Merrivale NE circle submitted by thecaptain : At the eastern end of the Merrivale northern double row is the remains of a cairn with a surrounding stone circle. These stones can be seen here, along with the large stones at the end of the rows extending away from the circle in this view looking west. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Cairn circle, part of the Merrivale complex on western Dartmoor, in Devon.

At the eastern end of the northern double stone row is the remains of a cairn and its surrounding stone circle. The diameter is about 7 metres, and there are about half a dozen stones remaining, although only one is standing upright.

Update November 2019: This cairn is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entries for the Merrivale NE Cairn Circle and the Merrivale Ceremonial Complex [Photo Set 1].

The cairn is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 440056, as part of MDV14791 (Merrivale Stone Row A, Dartmoor Forest) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER, and scheduled as part of Historic England List Entry No. 1013429 (Three stone alignments, ten cairns, three stone hut circles and a length of the Great Western Reave on Longash Common).

For more information about the stone row, see the Stone Rows of Great Britain's entry for Merrivale 1, which includes a plan of the monuments at Merrivale showing their relationship to each other, a description of the row, photographs, access information and a list of online resources for more information.
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Merrivale NE circle
Merrivale NE circle submitted by SandyG : Circle at the end of the northern row. View from west (18th October 2014). (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Re: Merrivale NE circle by Parsa on Sunday, 11 August 2019
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The coordinates of this circle seem wrong compared to the description and photos. From these, it would seem the ring is closer to 50.555139, -4.040620
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