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Dartmoor Site: Goldsmiths Cross E.1. Cist

Goldsmiths Cross E.1. Cist

Database entries

OS Map: SX 61871 70395
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV61775
Megalithic Portal: 45806
PMD: Fox Tor Mires E.
Alternate name: Goldsmiths Cross E.1
Short Name: CT:GoldsmithE1
Butler map: 64.5.1
Dixon Cist #: 149
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 4.5 x 0.2
Lidar: SX 61871 70395
Nearest Bus Stop: Princetown Dartmoor Visitor Centre (4.2 km) [Route: 98,171,172]
Nearby sites: SX 61871 70395


"Clear remains of cairn with cist. One side and one end stone of cist are in place. The western side stone may be beneath the turf, but the southern end stone and cover stone are missing. The internal dimensions of the cist are approximately 0.53 x 0.58 x 0.45 meters (1 foot 9 inches x 1 foot 11 inches x 1 foot 6 inches). Immediately around cist there was a backing of comparatively large flat stones.". Butler Goldsmith's Cross E. 1. Vol. 4. Map 64.5 (Cairn 1 - diagram p.221). There is no NMR for this site. There is an HER entry MDV61775 which matches precisely with the OS reference given by Butler. Butler describes: "The mound 0.1m high at best surrounds a slightly wedge-shaped cist of which only the sides, one composed of two stones, and an end are visible. The missing slab is probably buried in place".


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