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Dartmoor Site: White Tor N.W.1 Cairn

White Tor N.W.1 Cairn

White Tor N.W.1 Cairn

Photo taken on 27-05-2022

Database entries

OS Map: SX 53725 79009
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV4139
Alternate name: White Tor N.W.1
Short Name: CN White NW1
Butler map: 31.23.1
Grinsell: PETER TAVY 20
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 9.0 x 0.3
Lidar: SX 53725 79009
Nearest Bus Stop: Mary Tavy War Memorial (3.5 km) [Route: 118]
Nearby sites: SX 53725 79009


"An oval, flat-topped cairn set on a gently sloping natural plateau of rough grassland with panoramic views in most directions. It is constructed of consolidated small stones and is now predominantly turf-covered. It measures 9m E-W by 8m transversely and is 0.7m high on the N (downhill) side and 0.3m on the S (uphill) side. Only two contiguous earthfast stones of the probable kerb are now evident on the N side. The excavation trench which lies E-W centrally across the cairn is about 1m wide; a second, faint trench is visible at right angles"


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