Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
Dartmoor Site: Blackaton Brook Reported Cist

Blackaton Brook Reported Cist

OS Map: SX 64545 90379
OS Source: Google
NMR record: SX 69 SW 88
HER record: 59576
PMD: Blackaton Brook
Alternate name: Blackaton Brook
Short Name: CN:Blackaton3
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Radcliffe
Cist Class: Maybe
Cairn Class: Yes
Notes: The monument includes a cairn cemetery and sinuous linear earthwork bank situated on a gentle east facing slope overlooking the valley of the Blackaton Brook. The cairn cemetery survives as a linear cluster of six mounds standing between 0.6m and 1.3m high. Three of the mounds are circular in shape with their diameters varying between 4.5m and 8m. The remainder are oval with lengths between 5.5m and 13m. Four of the mounds have been robbed or partially excavated and an edge set stone in the centre of the northern cairn may represent the remnants of a cist.
Nearby sites: SX64559038

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