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Cosdon Beacon Cairn

Cosdon Beacon Cairn

Photo taken on 01-09-2013

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: Cosdon Hill Triple Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63611 91502
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV6885
Megalithic Portal: 10325
Alternate name: Cosdon Beacon 1
Short Name: CN Cosdon 1
Butler map: 40.7.1
Grinsell: SOUTH TAWTON 3
DPD page: 153
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 27.0 x 3.0
Lidar: SX 63611 91502
Nearest Bus Stop: Ramsley (2.1 km) [Route: 670,671,6A]
Nearby sites: SX 63611 91502


Cairn 27m diameter, height 1.8m, crowned by modern stone heap and OS trig pillar. Large hollows in the top, from robbing, would have protected beacon fires. Butler Cosdon Beacon 1 Vol. 2. Map 40.7.1. (diagram of Cosdon Summit cairns on p.207).


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