Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
Dartmoor Site: Skir Hill (Henroost) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

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Skir Hill (Henroost) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Skir Hill (Henroost) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Photo taken on 28-06-2018

OS Map: SX 65104 70686
OS Source: Garmin
NMR record: SX 67 SE 62
HER record: 6507
Megalithic Portal: 45676
PMD: Skir Hill
Alternate name: Skir Hill
Short Name: CT:Skir Hill
Butler map: 61.8
Grinsell: LYDFORD 102
Turner: D18
DPD page: 92
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 24
Dimensions (m): 3.3 C
Notes: Turner D18. Dixon #18. Bar Rep. 24. Butler Vol. 4. Map 61.8 (diagram p.203). Grinsell LYDFORD 102. "A Bronze Age cairn containing a cist located on the north east facing slope of Skir Hill 590 metres south of Skir Ford. The cairn survives as a 4.1 diameter ring of edge set slabs up to 0.5 metres high. The cist is situated slightly west of the cairns centre and survives as a 0.82 metres long by 0.52 metres wide and 0.82 metres deep stone lined pit." Formerly listed as being at SX 6517 7075 (as per literature). Dave Martin reports it is actually located at SX 65092 70684. The author has found this site at SX 65104 70691 on 28/06/18 assisted by the grid reference given by Dave Martin.
Nearby sites: SX65107069

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