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Submitted by TheCaptain on Thursday, 30 May 2013  Page Views: 2313

Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Ringmoor Down Cairn 4 Alternative Name: Ringmoor N; Turner A2
Country: England County: Devon Type: Ring Cairn
Nearest Town: Princetown  Nearest Village: Sheepstor / Lovaton
Map Ref: SX5610265907
Latitude: 50.475273N  Longitude: 4.029307W
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.
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 4
Ringmoor Down Cairn 4 submitted by TheCaptain : marked on the OS map as enclosure, is likely the remains of a fairly large ring cairn of 35 metres diameter. It is not easy to find, although given the right conditions, the central area can be seen to be flattened off from the basic moor. (Vote or comment on this photo)
On the open moor of Ringmoor Down, to the north of Brisworthy, several varied cairns can be found. Cairn 4 is marked on the OS map as enclosure, about 100m southwest of the circle of stones, and is likely the remains of a fairly large ring cairn of 35 metres diameter.

It is not easy to find, although given the right conditions, the central area can be seen to be flattened off from the basic moor.

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

The cairn is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 438953, as MDV19760 (Embanked Circle 550 metres north-west of Brisworthy Stone Circle), and scheduled as Historic England List Entry No. 1012084 (Enclosure north-east of Brisworthy Plantation).
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