Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
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Dartmoor Site: Giant's Basin Cairn

Giant's Basin Cairn

Giant's Basin Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59202 66945
OS Source: Google
NMR record: SX 56 NE 45
HER record: 3372
Megalithic Portal: 538
Alternate name: Giant's Basin
Short Name: CN:GiantsBasin
Butler map: 49.19.5
Grinsell: SHEEPSTOR 33
DPD page: 40
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Dimensions (m): 22.0 x 3.5
Notes: The Giant's Basin is an impressive but heavily disturbed cairn lying adjacent to the Drizzlecombe Stone Rows. It measures approximately 22 metres in diameter, a maximum of 3 metres high and is partially turf-covered. An approximately 2.5 metre wide reed-covered slight depression around its circumference suggests a silted ditch. Much of the central part of the cairn has been removed to a depth of 1.65m and most of excavated material in the form of fist-sized stones and small boulders has been deposited around the rim of the mound. Lethbridge pp.38-42, diagram p.38.
Nearby sites: SX59206695

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