Grey Wethers

Stone Circle Pair - Devon

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North Circle SX 63877 83164 (GPS 50min) Diameter 31.9m (meas.)
South Circle SX 63875 83125 (GPS 47min) Diameter 33.3m (meas.) 
Visits - August 1991 / June 2000 No magnetic anomalies

The two impressive rings of the Grey Wethers stand on Dartmoor 0.5km west of Fernworthy Forest. The stones are of grey graniteand are all about 1-1.5m high, many have flattened tops and a squarish, shaped appearance.
We counted 20 stones in the northern ring and there were many obvious gaps in its circumference. The southern ring has fared better, with only one obvious gap at the ENE, we counted 29 stones in this circle. The circles were excavated in 1898 and the interiors were found to be covered in charcoal, very much like the findings at the nearby Fernworthy circle. Despite their remote location, their good condition is not original, but a result of restoration carried out in 1909. 

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