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Walla Barrow (Cairn(s))

This small cairn (no it is not a barrow!) lies near to a medieval tin stream works, in a moorland valley. It was excavated by Croft-Andrew in the mid 20C, but nothing of interest was found. This is probably due to the fact that after the stunning find of a gold cup in Rillaton Barrow (this is actually a cairn also!), every mound of earth or stone in the district was turned over in search of more treasure.

Langstone Down Menhir (Standing Stone / Menhir)

This menhir (now fallen) gave the downs upon which it is to be found their name. It is located in idillic isolation on a plateau between the peaks of Sharp and Killmar Tors.

Bearah Common (Long Cairn)

This enigmatic site is located just off the track to Bearah Tor Quarry, the cairn itself is quite ruinous, but the chamber & its capstone are in-situ.

Craddock Moor Embanked Avenue (Cairn(s))

The site is difficult to find, especially between mid-June and November due to the abundance of braken in the area, it is easiest found from Craddock Moor Stone Circle on a bearing that divides the Craddock Moor Stone Row in half.
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