The Grey Wethers stone circles

Record Number: 105850
The Grey Wethers stone circles (two) between Sittaford Tor and Fernworthy Forest. A wether is a castrated ram. The stones were thought, when seen in the mist, to resemble recumbent sheep. The regularity and completeness of the circles may owe something to creative Victorian restoration.

Tags

stone
circle
archaeology

Detail

Wheeler
Image - Colour Slide
1964
Fernworthy

Devon HER Results

ID Name Type
MDV20917 Large cairn 410 metres east-north-east of the Grey Wethers Stone Circles RING CAIRN
MDV6806 Cairn lying 280 metres east of the Grey Wethers stone circles BARROW
MDV59438 Reave 870 metres south-south-east of the Grey Wethers stone circles REAVE
MDV27294 Reave 290 metres south-east of the Grey Wethers stone circles REAVE
MDV6754 Pound 320 metres south-east of the Grey Wethers stone circles ENCLOSURE
MDV20909 Small cairn 430 metres east-north-east of the Grey Wethers Stone Circles CAIRN
MDV59439 Reave 1 kilometre south-south-east of the Grey Wethers stone circles REAVE