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Dartmoor Site: Throwleigh Common Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Throwleigh Common Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 65214 89786
OS Source: Google
NMR record: SX 68 NE 70
HER record: 13020
PMD: Forder Brook
Alternate name: Throwleigh Common
Short Name: CT:Throwleig1
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: HER
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Notes: Round cairn. Diameter 6.4 metres, height 1 metre. Cist 0.6 metres wide, oriented north-south. Central pit 1.5 metres by 1.1 metres by 0.25 meters deep. Situated on downslope edge of a natural terrace. Three edge set stones lying parallel to each other are exposed in the central pit. The two eastern ones may represent the edges of a cist with a length or width of 0.6 metres. A number of edge set stones around the edge represent a kerb. Gorse covered. NOTE: NMR gives location as SX65198978.
Nearby sites: SX65218979

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