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Ranny Brook Cist

Ranny Brook Cist

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Ranny Brook Cist

Plan by RHW. Barrow Report 69. TDA Vol.82 1950

Database entries

OS Map: SX 62616 63543
OS Source: Garmin
HER: MDV4270
Megalithic Portal: 14987
PMD: Ranny Brook Head
Alternate name: Ranny Brookhead
Short Name: CT Ranny Brook
Butler map: 52.10
Dixon Cist #: 90
Grinsell: CORNWOOD 12
DPD page: 66
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 64 68 69 71
Dimensions (m): 1.0 x 0.7 C
Lidar: SX 62616 63543
Nearest Bus Stop: Cornwood Crossways (4.5 km) [Route: 59]
Nearby sites: SX 62616 63543


"Three sides of the grave are still in place; the third has been turned back and lies parallel to its original position. To the south of the cist, and about a foot away from the nearest point of the buried side-stone, lies the displaced coverstone. This stone has a greatest length of four feet and a greatest width of two feet six inches". Sides of cist sunken below surface. Lethbridge p.66. diagram p.65 Cist 2.Butler Ranny Brook Head - Vol. 3. Map 52.10 (diagram p.186).


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