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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: White Ridge pound Alternative Name: South Teignhead Pound; Whie Ridge; Teignhead Henge; Turner A5; Butler (map 35.18)
Country: England County: Devon Type: Ring Cairn
Nearest Town: Chagford
Map Ref: SX6416882656
Latitude: 50.627737N  Longitude: 3.921816W
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.
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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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White Ridge pound
White Ridge pound submitted by TheCaptain : Circular enclosure between 20 and 25 metres in diameter, surrounded by an embanked rubble wall up to a metre in height. It has an entrance on the western side still with a jamb in place, at which point the walls are easiest to see. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Circular enclosure similar to its larger neighbour a couple of hundred metres to the north, although about half its size. Now identified as a ring cairn.

This one is between 20 and 25 metred in diameter, surrounded by an embanked rubble wall up to a metre in height, and with an entrance on the western side still with a jamb in place, at which point the walls are easiest to see.

There is a large elongated slab near to the middle of the structure, which looks to me like it should once have been standing.

I tried to walk directly between the two enclosures, but do not recommend it, as I ended up knee deep in a very wet and squelchy bog.

Update December 2019: Pastscape Monument No. 443925 tells us that this enclosure has now been identified as a ring cairn. It is also included as MDV6754 (Pound 320 metres south-east of the Grey Wethers stone circles) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER, and scheduled as part of Historic England List Entry No. 1018707 (Two stone circles known as The Grey Wethers, three round cairns, two ring cairns and an oval enclosure in Great Stannon Newtake).

The cairn is also featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW website - see their entry for the South Teignhead / White Ridge Stone Ring Cairn Circle.
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White Ridge pound
White Ridge pound submitted by TheCaptain : Circular enclosure between 20 and 25 metres in diameter, surrounded by an embanked rubble wall up to a metre in height. (Vote or comment on this photo)

White Ridge pound
White Ridge pound submitted by TheCaptain (Vote or comment on this photo)

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