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Hameldon Cist

Hameldon Cist

OS Map: SX 71008 78345
OS Source: Garmin
NMR record: SX 77 NW 12
HER record: 7519
Megalithic Portal: 16636
PMD: Hamel Down S.
Alternate name: Hamel Down S.
Short Name: CT:Hameldon
Butler map: 20.15
Butler Vol 5: p.178 & Fig.120
Grinsell: WIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR 7
DPD page: 129
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Barrow Report: 54
Dimensions (m): c.10.0 x 0.5 C
Notes: Dixon #60. Bar Rep. 54. Butler Hamel Down 15 (S) - Vol. 1. Map 20.15 (Cairn 15 p.149, diagram Vol 5. p.178). Grinsell WIDECOMBE 7. Precise location originally unsurveyed but given approximately by Worth as SX 71257908. This may explain the large discrepancy between the NMR position and that given by Butler and in the HER. Three sides of the cist are visible with the fourth having sunken below the earth. The capstone is incomplete and only partly covers the cavity. Lethbridge diagram p129 and photo top p.129.
Nearby sites: SX71017834

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