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Dartmoor Site: Merrivale Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist

Merrivale Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 55359 74745
OS Source: Garmin
NMR record: SX 57 SE 7
HER record: 4997
Megalithic Portal: 10503
PMD: Merrivale SW.
Alternate name: Merrivale 8
Short Name: CT:MerrivaleSW
Butler map: 44.8.8
Grinsell: WALKHAMPTON 1
Turner: B2
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Dimensions (m): c.20.0
Notes: Turner B2. Butler Merrivale Vol. 3. Map 44.8.8 (pp.30-1). Grinsell WALKHAMPTON 1. "The excavation of 1851 seems to have been thorough, completely destroying structural remains of both the cairn and the 'cist or inner circle',. There is now a circular turf covered area, 18.0m. in diameter, with random stones protruding through the surface. Off centre there is a hollow, 7.0m. by 4.0m. and 0.5m. deep."
Nearby sites: SX55367475

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