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Dartmoor Site: Rook Tor Cairn Circle

Rook Tor Cairn Circle

Database entries

OS Map: SX 6023 6153
OS Source: Constructed
HER: MDV49463
Megalithic Portal: 3445
Alternate name: Rook Tor
Short Name: CC:Rook Tor
Butler map: 52.8
Turner: G21
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Maybe
Dimensions (m): 7.5
Lidar: SX 6023 6153
Nearest Bus Stop: Cornwood Crossways (2.0 km) [Route: 59]
Nearby sites: SX 6023 6153


"10 stones standing, one a boulder" (Turner). The closest possible NMR entry that could fit refers to natural boulders. Butler refers to a possible cairn at SX60236153 "a semi-circle of slabs amongst the rocks of Rook Tor are obviously artificially set - remains suggest the site of a cairn, entirely demolished but for the retaining circle." (Butler Vol. 3. p.182). An alternative NMR entry refers to a hut circle at SX60866173, see: SX 66 SW 119. NB. Turner gives NGR SX61276148 - from satellite imagery this is way to the east away from outcrops and seems likely incorrect. This record sticks with Butler's grid reference.


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