Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
Dartmoor Site: Giant's Basin (near) Cist

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Giant's Basin (near) Cist

Giant's Basin (near) Cist

Photo taken on 15-05-2019

OS Map: SX 59181 66953
OS Source: Garmin
NMR record: SX 56 NE 44
HER record: 3373
Megalithic Portal: 18464
PMD: Giants Basin Foot
Alternate name: Drizzlecombe 6
Short Name: CT:GiantsBasin
Butler map: 49.19.6
Dixon Cist #: 162
Grinsell: SHEEPSTOR 33d
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 12
Dimensions (m): 1.2 x 0.76 C?
Lidar: SX59186695
Notes: "The structure comprises a flat slab measuring 1.2m by 0.76m which rests at a slight angle on three upright slabs. These slabs, up to 0.4m high, form a 'z' shape on plan in what appears to be a slight hollow. This feature has been classified by some authorities as a cist although others reject this interpretation for either positional or structural reasons. The historical and archaeological tradition for the existence of a cist here is by no means certain. Known cists in the locality have invariably had their coverstones removed and are open. It is a scheduled ancient monument." The arrangement in the photo could well be natural.
Nearby sites: SX59186695

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