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Dartmoor Site: Shoveldown N.W. 5 Cist

Shoveldown N.W. 5 Cist

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex
OS Map: SX 64389 86247
OS Source: HER
HER: MDV4394
Megalithic Portal: 45782
PMD: Stonetor Hill
Alternate name: Shoveldown N.W.1
Short Name: CT:Shovel NW5
Butler map: 37.5.1
Butler Vol 5: p.202 & Fig.145
Dixon Cist #: 124
Grinsell: GIDLEIGH 1
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 4.5 x 0.3 C
Lidar: SX 64389 86247
Nearest Bus Stop (Minor): Wonson Telephone Box (4.5 km) [Route: 670]
Nearest Bus Stop (Major): Chagford The Square (5.8 km) [Route: 173,178,671]
Nearby sites: SX 64389 86247


NB. NGR from PMD is SX64398640. "The remains of a Bronze age cairn and cist which form part of a cairn cemetery on Long Ridge, known locally as Langridge, overlooking the valley of the River North Teign. The cairn has a circular mound which measures 5.2 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high. The cist measures 0.83 metres square by up to 0.47 metres deep. The capstone, which once covered the cist, now lies 0.7 metres NNW of the cist." Butler Shoveldown N.W.1. - Vol. 2. Map 37.5. (diagram Vol. 5. p.202).


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