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Dartmoor Site: Houndtor Down Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Houndtor Down Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Houndtor Down Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 74107 78771
OS Source: Google
NMR record: SX 77 NW 29
HER record: 7398
Megalithic Portal: 24187
PMD: Hound Tor
Alternate name: Houndtor Down
Short Name: CT:Houndtor
Butler map: 8.6
Butler Vol 5: p.179 & Fig.121
Grinsell: MANATON 13
Turner: D8
DPD page: 151
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Barrow Report: 53
Dimensions (m): 6.5 x 0.3 C
Notes: Turner D8. Dixon #58. Bar Rep 53. Butler Vol. 1. Map 8.6 (diagram Vol. 5. p.179). Grinsell MANATON 13. "A ring cairn surviving as a mound 6.5 metres in diameter and 0.15 metres high. It is defined, except on the west side, by a ring of at least 19 close set granite stones. In the centre of the cairn is a north to south orientated cist, with both end stones and the western side stone remaining visible."
Nearby sites: SX74117877

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