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Dartmoor Site: Cosdon Hill N.3 Cist

Cosdon Hill N.3 Cist

OS Map: SX 63604 93068
OS Source: Google
NMR record: SX 69 SW 6
HER record: 6918
PMD: Skaigh
Alternate name: Cosdon Hill N.3
Short Name: CT:Cosdon N3
Butler map: 40.8.3
Grinsell: SOUTH TAWTON 9
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Notes: The remains of the cist, almost certainly that noted by Crawford, consist of two end stones 0.8 metres high and 0.5 metres wide, 1.8 metres apart and oriented north-west/ south-east. Between these uprights lie two fallen granite side-slabs, 1.5 metres long and 0.5 metres wide. "Butler believes these may be the remains of a well-known stone setting called the Eight Rocks which existed on the hillside here until sometime in the 19th century. This was probably the remaining circle of a cairn like the Nine Stones or Nine Maidens on Belstone Common (PRN6865), reputed to come alive and dance (Crossing, 1912)."
Nearby sites: SX63609307

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