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Dartmoor Site: Penn Beacon Cairn

Penn Beacon Cairn

Penn Beacon Cairn

OS Map: SX 59928 62929
OS Source: Google
NMR record: SX 56 SE 60
HER record: 2404
Megalithic Portal: 45853
Alternate name: Penn Beacon Summit
Short Name: CN:PennBeacon
Butler map: 52.14
Butler Vol 5: p.157 & Fig.96
Grinsell: CORNWOOD 2
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Barrow Report: 14
Dimensions (m): 24.0 x 2.0
Notes: "A round cairn, 22 metres in diameter and 1.7 metres high, lies on the summit of Penn Beacon, at 430 metres above O.D. It is of small boulders and has been much disturbed, with a central hollow, 8 metres in diameter and 0.8 metres deep, and a modern marker cairn, 1 metre high, on the south side". Lethbridge p.62-3 suggests possible ruins of chambered cairn (diagram p.59).
Nearby sites: SX59936293

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