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Blakey Tor (W) Cist

Blakey Tor (W) Cist

Photo taken on 13-09-2014

Database entries

OS Map: SX 61240 73551
OS Source: Garmin
HER: MDV6244
Megalithic Portal: 45772
PMD: Blakey Tor W.
Alternate name: Blakey Tor W.
Short Name: CT BlakeyTor W
Butler map: 65.4
Dixon Cist #: 111
Grinsell: LYDFORD 84
DPD page: 103
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 4.0 x 0.3 C
Lidar: SX 61240 73551
Nearest Bus Stop: Two Bridges Hotel (1.5 km) [Route: 98,171,172]
Nearby sites: SX 61240 73551


"The incomplete cist is oriented NW-SE. It measures about 0.85m long, 0.4m to 0.55m wide and 0.25m deep internally. The upright W side slab is 0.9m by 0.2m by 0.25m and the surviving end slab is 0.4m by 0.2m by 0.25m. The E side is formed by a flat-sided boulder which is c. 1.1m long, at least 0.6m thick and 0.25m high. The SE side is open. The coverstone is 1.7m by 0.7m by 0.4m and leans against the W side of the cist." Lethbridge diagram p.102 Cist(A), photo top p.103. Butler Blakey Tor W. - Vol. 4. Map 65.4 (diagram p.232).


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