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Dartmoor Site: Cosdon Beacon Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist

Cosdon Beacon Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist

Cosdon Beacon Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist

Photo taken on 12-09-2021

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: Cosdon Hill Triple Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63708 91593
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV6898
Megalithic Portal: 10325
PMD: Cosdon Summit S.
Alternate name: Cosdon Hill 3
Short Name: CT Cosdon 3
Butler map: 40.7.3
Butler Vol 5: p.164 & Fig.105
Dixon Cist #: 120
Grinsell: SOUTH TAWTON 2
Turner: B14
DPD page: 152
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 21
Dimensions (m): c.18.0 x 0.4
Lidar: SX 63708 91593
Nearest Bus Stop: Ramsley (2.0 km) [Route: 670,671,6A]
Nearby sites: SX 63708 91593


"Ring cairn and cist on summit ridge of Cawsand Hill. Cairn forms part of a cemetery including at least 2 round cairns, 2 ring cairns and one platform cairn. Earthwork survives as a 2m wide and 0.4m high circular rubble bank, faced with close set stones around its outer edge and surrounds an internal area measuring 18m ew by 17m ns. A mound measuring 6m in diam and 0.2m high stands in the centre of the area enclosed by the circular bank and contains a stone cist with 2 slabs surviving." Turner B14(diagram p.59). Butler Cosdon Beacon 3 Vol. 2. Map 40.7.3 (diagram Vol. 5. p.164). NMR Cairn B. Possible cist? This site is difficult to photograph, the photo shows part of one side of the ring.


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