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Dartmoor Site: Shell Top Chambered Cairn

Shell Top Chambered Cairn

Shell Top Chambered Cairn

OS Map: SX 58690 63517
OS Source: Google
NMR record: SX 56 SE 35
HER record: 2411
Megalithic Portal: 45852
Alternate name: Tory Brookhead 3
Short Name: CN:ShellTop
Butler map: 51.7.3
Grinsell: SHAUGH PRIOR 39
DPD page: 59
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Dimensions (m): 25 x 18 x 1.4
Notes: "A Bronze Age round cairn on a well drained south west facing slope. The cairn mound measures 26 metres by 24 metres and stands up to 1.2 metres high. The centre is much disturbed, with many hollows, up to 1m deep, which have been interpreted as chambers, but are most probably modern windbreak shelters. Two small satellite cairns lie immediately to the north west." Lethbridge suggests a chambered cairn, see photos Lethbridge p.59-60 Chambered Cairn - diagram p.59
Nearby sites: SX58696352

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