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Dartmoor Site: King's Oven (Water Hill) Cairn

King's Oven (Water Hill) Cairn

King's Oven (Water Hill) Cairn

OS Map: SX 67150 81290
OS Source: Constructed
NMR record: SX 68 SE 19
HER record: 6675
Megalithic Portal: 34690
PMD: Water Hill Possible Chambered Cairn
Alternate name: Water Hill 1
Short Name: CN:Kings Oven
Butler map: 26.5.1
Butler Vol 5: p.156 & Fig.95
Grinsell: CHAGFORD 6
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Dimensions (m): 18.0 x 1.3
Notes: Situated at SX 67158129 on the rounded summit of Water Hill is the remains of a substantial round cairn 18.0 metres in diameter and up to 1.4 metres high in the east and 0.9 metres in the west. The whole of the central area of the cairn has been robbed to construct a superimposed modern boundary cairn 4.0 metres in diam and 2.1 metres high. This has given a 'dished' appearance to the cairn proper. Several large slabs averging 0.8 metres by 0.7 metres scattered around the base of the boundary cairn may be the remains of a destroyed cist.

The southern flat topped cairn measures 18 metres in diameter and 1.5 metres in height and is surmounted by a modern stone pile. A large slab situated to the south of this pile may have been part of a cist.
Nearby sites: SX67158129

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