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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Buckland Ridge South Alternative Name: Buckland Ridge S
Country: England County: Devon Type: Ring Cairn
Nearest Town: Newton Abbot  Nearest Village: Buckand in the Moor
Map Ref: SX73577324
Latitude: 50.545218N  Longitude: 3.785752W
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
no data 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 in Devon

Sited immediately next to a footpath, information about the Buckland Ridge (S) Stone Ring Cairn Circle comes from the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website. Their notes tell us this is a "robbed cairn. Stone ring is 13m inside diameter bank 1.80m wide and 50cms high, much of the bank on the eastern side has been destroyed. The central area has been disturbed, modern stone wall running north to south through the eastern section of the stone ring."

There is no Pastscape record for this site, although the Heritage Gateway for Devon & Dartmoor includes information on this monument: HER number MDV30630. They date this round cairn from the Early Neolithic to the Late Bronze Age (4000BC to 701BC) and give us the description: "a round cairn 160 metres north-north-west of Buckland Beacon. A flattened round cairn is set close by the west side of the newtake wall that defines the ridge between Buckland and Welstor Commons. Condition is declining erosion caused by footpath."

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Nearby Images from Geograph Britain and Ireland:
SX7373 : Path on Buckland Common by Derek Harper
by Derek Harper
SX7373 : Temporary pool, Buckland Common by Derek Harper
by Derek Harper
SX7373 : Buckland Common, Dartmoor by Alan Hunt
by Alan Hunt
SX7373 : Approaching Buckland Beacon by Derek Harper
by Derek Harper
SX7373 : Hole in the wall, Buckland Common by Alan Hunt
by Alan Hunt

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