Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
Dartmoor Site: Childe's Tomb Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

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Childe's Tomb Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Childe's Tomb Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Photo taken on 18-05-2018

OS Map: SX 62577 70299
OS Source: Garmin
NMR record: SX 67 SW 31
HER record: 48907
Megalithic Portal: 15211
PMD: Childe's Tomb
Alternate name: Childe's Tomb
Short Name: CT:ChildesTomb
Butler map: 64.4
Grinsell: LYDFORD 96
Turner: E33
DPD page: 94
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): c.9.0 x 0.3 C
Notes: Turner E33. Dixon #94. Butler Vol. 4. Map 64.4 (diagram p.220). Grinsell LYDFORD 96. "A much disturbed cairn, 9m in diameter and 0.3m high with a modern 'kerb' of blocks and slabs, 5.8m in diameter and 0.5m high, set upon the mound. At the centre is a well built cist 1.4m long, 0.5m wide and 0.6m deep. Over this is a two tier pedestal of eight well trimmed blocks, of three different lengths; a further half buried block lies S of the monument. Upon this is a replacement socket stone and cross, cut at Holne in 1885". Lethbridge diagram p.93, photo p.94.
Nearby sites: SX62587030

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