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Calveslake Cist

Calveslake Cist

Photo taken on 04-06-2016

Calveslake Cist

Plan by RHW. Barrow Report 19. TDA Vol.32 1900

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 60874 67551
OS Source: Garmin
HER: MDV5085
Megalithic Portal: 45660
PMD: Calveslake Tor
Alternate name: Calveslake Tor
Short Name: CT Calveslak
Butler map: 50.4
Dixon Cist #: 9
Grinsell: SHAUGH PRIOR 3
DPD page: 43
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 12 19
Dimensions (m): 8.0 x 0.8 C
Lidar: SX 60874 67551
Nearest Bus Stop: Princetown Dartmoor Visitor Centre (6.2 km) [Route: 98,171,172]
Nearby sites: SX 60874 67551


"A perfect, well constructed cist at Calveslake. Length, 3ft 7inches; width at north end,1ft 7 1/2 inches; at south end, 1ft 9inches, depth to floor, 2ft 7inches. An irregular shaped cover-stone overhangs the eastern end of the cist. The barrow in which the cist stands has a diameter of 18 feet." Lethbridge Calves Lake cist p.42-43, diagram p.42. Butler Calveslake Tor - Vol. 3. Map 50.4 (diagram p.154).


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