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Dartmoor Site: Metherel Cairn

Metherel Cairn

OS Map: SX 66840 84010
OS Source: Constructed
NMR record: SX 68 SE 49
HER record: 6655
PMD: Metherel
Alternate name: Metherel
Short Name: CT?Metherel1
Turner: C2
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Turner
Hut Class: Maybe
Cist Class: Maybe
Cairn Class: Maybe
Dimensions (m): 8.2
Notes: Cairn or hut circle? Excavation of three hut circles in 1936, prior to the construction of new reservoir at Fernworthy, showed the eastern circle, "No 6" (SX66858402), to represent the remains of a cairn with a probable cremation burial in a pit beneath a cover-stone.
Nearby sites: SX66848401

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