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Dartmoor Site: Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle

Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle

Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle

Photo taken on 27-06-2015

Database entries

OS Map: SX 63502 79203
OS Source: Garmin
HER: MDV5832
Megalithic Portal: 42726
PMD: Archerton
Alternate name: Chittaford Down 1
Short Name: PC Chittaford
Butler map: 27.18.1
Butler Vol 5: p.170 & Fig.109
Grinsell: LYDFORD 38
Turner: E14
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Maybe
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): c.7.0 x 0.3
Lidar: SX 63502 79203
Nearest Bus Stop: Postbridge Post Office (1.3 km) [Route: 98,171]
Nearby sites: SX 63502 79203


"Remains of a cairn, visible as a turf covered stony mound. The NE quadrant is robbed out but around the rest of the periphery are parts of a kerb of small boulders, some set on edge, giving a diameter of 6.5m NW-SE. Maximum height 0.6m in the SW quadrant, but elsewhere the interior is badly robbed." Butler says there is a possible end slab of a cist.


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