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Dartmoor Site: Muddy Lakes, Newtake Cist

Muddy Lakes, Newtake Cist

OS Map: SX 62580 75180
OS Source: HER
NMR record: SX 67 NW 56
HER record: 5894
Megalithic Portal: 45745
PMD: Muddilake Newtake
Alternate name: Muddy Lakes, Newtake
Short Name: CT:Muddilake
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Notes: Dixon #82. Bar Rep. 58 (TDA 71. 1939 illustration p.69). Grinsell LYDFORD 105. This "cist" entry was listed by Dixon, however, it seems a dubious entry. The NMR for a location close to this supposed cairn & cist states: "A hut circle, not a cairn circle". This is not listed by Butler, the relevant map is Vol. 2. Map 29.9. This is almost certainly not a cist. "The measurements do not conform to those of Prowse but nothing else can be seen in the vicinity. It is most unlikely that these stones represent the remains of a cist, but are a natural occurrence."
Nearby sites: SX62587518

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