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Dartmoor Site: Hurston Ridge Cairn

Hurston Ridge Cairn

OS Map: SX 67006 81841
OS Source: HER
NMR record: SX 68 SE 21
HER record: 6609
Alternate name: Hurston Ridge
Short Name: CN:Hurston R2
Butler map: 25.10
Grinsell: LYDFORD 30
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): c.9.0 x 0.2
Notes: Hurston ridge; pillaged cairn (diam 8m) examined in 1900. Yielded large portion of broken urn (circumference 1.12m), resting mouth down on flat stone covering pit filled with wood charcoal. The urn was partly protected by a leaning stone kept in position by trigger stones. Highly ornamented. Dark, friable pottery containing little clay. No surrounding stone circle (worth).
Nearby sites: SX67018184

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