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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Ringmoor Down Cairn 2 Alternative Name: Legis Lake Cist; Grinsell Sheepstor 20; Turner E32; Dixon 27; Butler Ringmoor Down 2 (V3 49.21)
Country: England County: Devon Type: Cairn
Nearest Town: Plymouth  Nearest Village: Lee Moor / Sheepstor
Map Ref: SX56596576
Latitude: 50.474071N  Longitude: 4.022377W
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
4 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
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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Ringmoor Down Cairn 2
Ringmoor Down Cairn 2 submitted by TheCaptain : The splendid Ringmoor Down Cairn 2 and its cist looking in a southeasterly direction across to Legis and Trowlesworthy tors (Vote or comment on this photo)
On the open moor of Ringmoor Down, to the north of Brisworthy, several varied cairns can be found. The splendid 5m diameter cairn 2 is to be found about 3 or 400 metres to the northeast of Brisworthy stone circle, but out of sight over the hill.

Its splendid rectangular 1m by 0.3 m cist is fully intact, with its large coverstone still partly in place at the southern side of the cist. A circle of large stones surrounds the cairn, now all laying flat, and doubtful if they were ever standing.

Update November 2019: This cairn is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entries for the Legis Lake Platform Cairn Circle and Cist and the Ringmoor Stone Row & Cairn Circle.

The cairn is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 438677, as MDV4040 (Cairn with cist west of Legis Lake), and scheduled as Historic England List Entry No. 1012270 (Cairn with cist west of Legis Lake).
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Ringmoor Down Cairn 2
Ringmoor Down Cairn 2 submitted by TheCaptain : Its splendid rectangular 1m by 0.3 m cist is fully intact, with its large coverstone still partly in place at the southern side of the cist. Map for scale purposes (Vote or comment on this photo)

Ringmoor Down Cairn 2
Ringmoor Down Cairn 2 submitted by Bladup : Ringmoor Down Cairn Circle and Cist (Vote or comment on this photo)

Ringmoor Down Cairn 2
Ringmoor Down Cairn 2 submitted by Bladup (Vote or comment on this photo)

Ringmoor Down Cairn 2
Ringmoor Down Cairn 2 submitted by Bladup (Vote or comment on this photo)

Ringmoor Down Cairn 2
Ringmoor Down Cairn 2 submitted by Bladup

Ringmoor Down Cairn 2
Ringmoor Down Cairn 2 submitted by Bladup

Ringmoor Down Cairn 2
Ringmoor Down Cairn 2 submitted by Bladup

Ringmoor Down Cairn 2
Ringmoor Down Cairn 2 submitted by TheCaptain : Its splendid rectangular 1m by 0.3 m cist is fully intact, with its large coverstone still partly in place at the southern side of the cist.

Ringmoor Down Cairn 2
Ringmoor Down Cairn 2 submitted by TheCaptain : The splendid Ringmoor Down Cairn 2 and its cist looking in a northwesterly direction across Ringmoor Down

Ringmoor Down Cairn 2
Ringmoor Down Cairn 2 submitted by TheCaptain : The splendid Ringmoor Down Cairn 2 and its cist looking in a westerly direction towards the top of Ringmoor Down

Ringmoor Down Cairn 2
Ringmoor Down Cairn 2 submitted by TheCaptain : The splendid Ringmoor Down Cairn 2 and its cist looking in a southwesterly direction across to Shaugh Moor and the clay works

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 194m W 280° Ringmoor Down* Barrow Cemetery (SX56406580)
 264m W 279° Ringmoor Down stone circle* Stone Circle (SX56336581)
 272m S 185° Ringmoor Down Cairn 1* Cairn (SX56566549)
 297m SSW 203° Brisworthy* Stone Circle (SX5646765489)
 447m NNW 335° Ringmoor Down Stone Row* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX56416617)
 469m WNW 291° Ringmoor Down Cairn 3* Cairn (SX5615465937)
 508m WNW 285° Ringmoor Down Cairn 4* Ring Cairn (SX5610265907)
 760m S 178° Shadyback Tor settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX566650)
 762m SE 126° Legis Tor Enclosures* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX572653)
 845m ESE 108° Legis Tor Cairns* Cist (SX57396548)
 854m SW 224° Brisworthy Cup Stone* Rock Art (SX55986516)
 924m ESE 102° Legis Tor East* Cairn (SX57496554)
 1.0km ESE 105° Legis Tor Ossuary* Cist (SX5757365470)
 1.1km SSE 149° Trowlesworthy Warren Cairn (SX57156477)
 1.5km NE 42° Gutter Tor South* Cist (SX5760966828)
 1.5km SE 143° Trowlesworthy Tor north settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX5745064540)
 1.6km SE 144° Trowlesworthy Tor settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX57506445)
 1.7km SW 229° Cadover Cross* Ancient Cross (SX553647)
 1.7km ESE 109° Willing Walls Warren Ring Cairn Ring Cairn (SX58186517)
 1.7km ESE 107° Willing Walls Reave Ring Cairn (SX58226520)
 1.7km ESE 102° Lee Moor (Willings Walls) Cist* Cist (SX58286534)
 1.8km NE 37° Gutter Tor north* Cairn (SX5767667137)
 1.8km ESE 106° Willing Walls Warren Cairn Circle* Cairn (SX5826665227)
 1.8km E 90° Ditsworthy Circle* Cairn (SX58376570)
 1.9km NNW 343° St Leonard's Well (Sheepstor)* Holy Well or Sacred Spring (SX5607467630)
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