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Dartmoor Site: Cosdon Beacon Cist

Cosdon Beacon Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Cosdon Hill Triple Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63730 91654
OS Source: HER
NMR record: SX 69 SW 45
HER record: 6925
Megalithic Portal: 10325
PMD: Cosdon Summit N.
Alternate name: Cosdon Hill 4
Short Name: CT:Cosdon 4
Butler map: 40.7.4
Butler Vol 5: p.183 & Fig.125
Dixon Cist #: 119
Grinsell: SOUTH TAWTON 1b
DPD page: 153
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 6.5 x 0.6 C
Notes: "Cairn mound measures 7m in diam and stands up to 0.6m high. A central hollow, 2m by 1.8m by 1m deep, is faced on two sides with large slabs which may represent the cist described by falcon in 1905 as being 4ft long by 2ft wide. A ring of edge set stones around this cist is visible and may represent an internal kerb, which survives largely as a buried feature. Two stones set on edge on the e periphery of the mound may represent a second cist". The cist was originally noted by Falcon as being approximately 3 1/2ft to 4ft long and 2ft wide, aligned apparently NE-SW. The SW and NE sides were fairly recognizable. Lethbridge diagram p.152, photo bottom left p.153. Butler Cosdon Beacon 4 Vol. 2. Map 40.7.4 (diagram of Cosdon Summit cairns on p.207).
Nearby sites: SX63739165

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