Sunhoney,stone circle 240m NW ofSM44
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- Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring
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- NJ 71589 5702
- 371589, 805702
The monument is very well preserved recumbent stone circle, 25m in diameter, lying in an area bounded by a 19th-century plantation wall. The circle comprises 11 standing stones and the recumbent. The recumbent and one of the uprights bear cupmarks. Within the circle is a raised platform measuring some 7m across, probably the remains of a ring cairn.
The area to be scheduled measures 64m E-W by 58m N-S, and is defined by the plantation wall, which is included in the scheduling, as marked in red on the attached map.
Statement of National Importance
The monument is of national importance as one of the best preserved of its type, illustrating very clearly the characteristics of its class. It has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric ceremonial practices in the later Neolithic period.
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