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Dartmoor Site: Haytor Down N.3 Reported Cairn

Haytor Down N.3 Reported Cairn

OS Map: SX 76575 78142
OS Source: Google
NMR record: SX 77 NE 6
HER record: 8105
Alternate name: Haytor Down N.3
Short Name: CN?Haytor N3
Butler map: 2.6.3
Butler Vol 5: p.191 & Fig.134
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Maybe
Dimensions (m): 21
Notes: One of group of 4 cairns - see Butler for diagram in Vol 1 and 5. Maybe medieval ditch. "Sited at SX76597814 on a gently sloping northern summit of the Haytor Down spur, is a circular ditch with a level interior and slight external bank. The well-defined ditch has a V profile and a diameter of 24m. It is 1.9m wide and survives to a depth of 0.6m. The external bank, where visible is approximately 1.5m wide. The southern quadrant has been overlain by a modern footpath. The unsilted appearance of the ditch suggests this is not a prehistoric feature."
Nearby sites: SX76587814

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