Fernworthy

Stone Circle - Devon

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SX 65487 84129 (GPS 60min) Diameter 19.2m (meas.) 
Visits - June 2000 No magnetic anomalies

Also known as Froggymead, Fernworthy circle stands in a clearing in Fernworthy forest. The stones are all of grey granite and we counted 29, but two of these (where the avenue meets the circle) were very small. There is an obvious height grading of the stones to the south where the tallest stone stands, we measured this stone at 1m high. A wide double row of low stones forms an avenue which runs away from the circle at the south, this is very fragmentary and is cut through by the nearby road. The avenue is supposed to continue past the road, but the land here is used for forestry, and we were unable to make out the remainder of the avenue, or the cairns which are said to lie along its path. Fernworthy was excavated in 1897 and charcoal chips were found over the entire circle area, hinting perhaps, at crematory activity within the circle.

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