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Dartmoor Site: Giant's Basin (near) Cist

Giant's Basin (near) Cist

OS Map: SX 59180 66940
OS Source: HER
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
Grinsell: SHEEPSTOR 33d
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Barrow Report: 12
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."
Nearby sites: SX59186694

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