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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Stonetor Hill Stone Ring Cairn Circle Alternative Name: Stonetor Hill 3; Turner A3
Country: England County: Devon Type: Ring Cairn
Nearest Town: Okehampton  Nearest Village: Frenchbeer
Map Ref: SX65198535  Landranger Map Number: 191
Latitude: 50.652188N  Longitude: 3.908356W
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.
no data 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.
no data 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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Ring cairn/stone ring or possible pound in Devon

At grid reference SX 6520 8536 lies the Stonetor Hill Stone Ring Cairn Circle.

Update October 2016: Information about this site comes from the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website, which questions whether or not this feature may be a possible pound. PDW's notes say: "the feature consists of a sub-circular earthern bank 25m in diameter and up to 0.4m in height. It is best preserved on the North side where the bank is well defined, flat topped and has a plan width of about 4.0m. On the South side the bank has been spread and flattened but still survives to 0.5m in height as a prominent outward-facing scarp, where the natural ground surface falls away from the enclsure. There is no entrance through the bank."

The PDW web page gives links to further information on Pastscape, Monument Number 889072, which adds that this is "a previously unrecorded pound lying at 410m OD within the saddle or watershed between Shovel Down to the North-East and Fernworthy Forest to the South. It has been bisected by the South Hill leat."

This site is also recorded as MDV48856 (Ring cairn on Stonetor Hill) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER, which adds that a modern track runs through the site (as noted by Turner). The cairn is also scheduled as part of Historic England List Entry No. 1017874 (The North Teign coaxial field system (western part) and associated later remains at Shovel Down, Stonetor Hill and Long Ridge).

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Nearby Images from Geograph Britain and Ireland:
SX6585 : Outer edge of Fernworthy Forest by jeff collins
by jeff collins
SX6585 : Boundary stone on Stonetor Hill by Guy Wareham
by Guy Wareham
SX6585 : Edge of Fernworthy Forest by jeff collins
by jeff collins
SX6485 : The open moor looking towards Kestor by Rob Purvis
by Rob Purvis
SX6585 : Wall, Stonetor Hill by Derek Harper
by Derek Harper

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 134m NNE 25° Stonetor Hill Cairn Circle* Cairn (SX6525085470)
 294m NNE 16° Stonetor Brookhead East Cist (SX65288563)
 809m E 85° Shovel Down row 7* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX660854)
 820m NE 46° Shovel Down Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX658859)
 845m ENE 71° Shovel Down row 6* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX660856)
 848m E 80° Three Boys* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX66038548)
 900m ENE 67° The Longstone (Shovel Down)* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX66038568)
 924m E 82° Thornworthy Corner North Cist (SX66118546)
 947m ENE 59° Shovel Down row 5* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX66028581)
 972m NE 55° Shovel Down Cairn Row 4* Cairn (SX66008589)
 990m NE 51° Shovel Down row 4* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX65988595)
 992m NE 48° Shovel Down* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX65958599)
 1.0km NE 47° Shovel Down Fourfold Circle* Stone Circle (SX65958603)
 1.1km NE 35° Shovel Down stone circle* Stone Circle (SX65828620)
 1.1km NE 39° Shovel Down row 3* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX65898616)
 1.1km SSE 160° Fernworthy stone row N* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX6553884336)
 1.1km SSE 160° Fernworthy Cairn N* Cairn (SX65548433)
 1.1km NE 40° Shovel Down row 2* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX65958620)
 1.2km NE 42° Shovel Down row 1* Stone Row / Alignment (SX660862)
 1.2km NW 317° Shoveldown North West 5 Cairn (SX6438986247)
 1.3km SSE 165° Fernworthy circle* Stone Circle (SX65488411)
 1.3km SSE 165° Fernworthy stone row SW* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX6547984105)
 1.3km SSE 166° Fernworthy Cairn SW* Cairn (SX65478410)
 1.3km SSE 166° Fernworthy* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX65488410)
 1.3km SSW 192° Froggymead Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX649841)
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