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Dartmoor Site: West Vitifer Cist

West Vitifer Cist

OS Map: SX 67574 82807
OS Source: Google
NMR record: SX 68 SE 7
HER record: 6615
Megalithic Portal: 34980
PMD: Chagford Common
Alternate name: West Vitifer
Short Name: CT:WestVitifer
Butler map: 25.11
Grinsell: CHAGFORD 4
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Barrow Report: 16
Dimensions (m): 5.5 x 0.3 C
Notes: Butler Vol. 2. Map 25.11 ( p.32). Grinsell CHAGFORD 4 (Chagford Common). "The cairn was partially excavated in 1897 by the Barrow Committee of the Devonshire Association. This working revealed a ring of slabs surrounding a cist which had not been previously examined. In the cist there was a complete Bronze Age beaker together with charcoal but no trace of a burial." Cairn survives, restored urn thought to be in Plymouth museum. See: Sixteenth Barrow Report 1897
Nearby sites: SX67578281

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