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Submitted by thecaptain on Tuesday, 05 October 2004  Page Views: 8875

Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Butterdon Stone Circle Alternative Name: Butterdon Hill Encircled Cairn
Country: England County: Devon Type: Stone Circle
Nearest Town: Ivybridge  Nearest Village: Harford
Map Ref: SX6562958814  Landranger Map Number: 202
Latitude: 50.413783N  Longitude: 3.892578W
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:
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4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
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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
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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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Catrinm visited on 14th Apr 2024 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 4 Access: 3 A nice circle with large stones on the path - shame they are recumbent and hard to photograph

SandyG visited on 9th Mar 2013 - their rating: Cond: 2 Amb: 5 Access: 3 Car parking is available at SX 64338 59550.

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Butterdon Stone Circle
Butterdon Stone Circle submitted by thecaptain : Butterdon Stone Circle, Butterdon Hill, Dartmoor, Devon SX656588 Butterdon Hill stone row starts at a cairn which is the usual mass of stones, about 8 metres in diameter. Outside the remains of the cairn is a ring of large fallen slabs, which once must have made an impressive ring. This view is to the southwest. (Vote or comment on this photo)
The remains of the fantastic Butterdon Hill stone row run for nearly 2 kilometres across the moor in a roughly northerly direction from Butterdon Hill. The row starts at a cairn, which is situated just downslope to the north of the largest cairn on the hilltop.

The cairn is the usual mass of stones with a hollowed out middle, about 8 metres in diameter. However, outside the remains of the cairn lies a ring of large fallen slabs, which once must have made an impressive ring.

Update August 2019: This stone row features on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks website - see their entry for the Butterdon Hill Encircled Cairn.

The Stone Rows of Great Britain also includes an entry for this row, which includes this cairn: Butterdon Hill, which includes photographs, a plan of the row and its associated cairns, plus links to other reference material.

The cairn is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 441240, scheduled as part of Historic England List ID 1012486 (Butterdon Hill stone alignment and cairn), and included on the Devon and Dartmoor HER: MDV2897 (Cairn on Butterdon Hill).
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Butterdon Stone Circle
Butterdon Stone Circle submitted by Bladup : Butterdon Stone Circle with it's row disappearing into the distance, You can just see Hangershell rock in the middle of the photo. (2 comments - Vote or comment on this photo)

Butterdon Stone Circle
Butterdon Stone Circle submitted by Bladup : Butterdon Stone Circle, It's a bit more overgrown than when i was last here (see my older photos!) (2 comments - Vote or comment on this photo)

Butterdon Stone Circle
Butterdon Stone Circle submitted by Bladup : Butterdon Stone Circle, Behind the long fallen circle stone you can see the central cairn (Vote or comment on this photo)

Butterdon Stone Circle
Butterdon Stone Circle submitted by SandyG : Cairn at the southern end of the row. The large recumbent slabs surround the cairn and probably represent either a once impressive kerb or stone circle. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Butterdon Stone Circle
Butterdon Stone Circle submitted by Bladup : Butterdon Stone Circle with it's row disappearing into the distance, You can just see Hangershell rock at the far left of the photo. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Butterdon Stone Circle
Butterdon Stone Circle submitted by Bladup : Butterdon Stone Circle with a big barrow behind.

Butterdon Stone Circle
Butterdon Stone Circle submitted by thecaptain : Butterdon Stone Circle, Butterdon Hill, Dartmoor, Devon SX656588 Butterdon Hill stone row starts at a cairn which is the usual mass of stones, about 8 metres in diameter. Outside the remains of the cairn is a ring of large fallen slabs, which once must have made an impressive ring. This view is to the east, with Ugborough Beacon in the distance.

Butterdon Stone Circle
Butterdon Stone Circle submitted by thecaptain : Butterdon Stone Circle, Butterdon Hill, Dartmoor, Devon SX656588 The fantastic Butterdon Hill stone row starts at a cairn situated just downslope to the north of the largest cairn on the hilltop. The cairn is the usual mass of stones with a hollowed out middle, about 8 metres in diameter. Outside the remains of the cairn lies a ring of large fallen slabs, which once must have made an impressiv...

Butterdon Stone Circle
Butterdon Stone Circle submitted by thecaptain

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 56m SSW 209° Butterdon Hill Cairns* Cairn (SX6560158766)
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 1.1km N 9° Spurrells Cross Row* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX6583759896)
 1.1km NNW 330° Harford S.* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX651598)
 1.1km E 91° Ugborough Beacon Cairns* Cairn (SX6675558770)
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 1.2km NNE 12° Spurrell's Cross* Ancient Cross (SX65915997)
 1.2km NNW 333° Harford Moor N* Stone Row / Alignment (SX651599)
 1.3km WNW 291° Harford settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX6444559313)
 1.4km N 355° Butterdon Hill Row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX6553960225)
 1.4km NW 306° Harford Moor Encircled Cairn* Stone Circle (SX6449459677)
 1.6km NE 40° Scad Brook* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX6667759981)
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 1.6km N 2° Glasscombe Ball North* Stone Row / Alignment (SX6573360429)
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Re: Butterdon by TheCaptain on Tuesday, 03 August 2004
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Butterdon Hill Stone Circle, Butterdon Hill, Dartmoor, Devon SX656588

The remains of the fantastic Butterdon Hill stone row run for nearly 2 kilometres across the moor in a roughly northerly direction from Butterdon Hill. The row starts at a cairn, which is situated just downslope to the north of the largest cairn on the hilltop. The cairn is the usual mass of stones with a hollowed out middle, about 8 metres in diameter. However, outside the remains of the cairn lies a ring of large fallen slabs, which once must have made an impressive ring.

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