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Dartmoor Site: Yes Tor E Cairn

Yes Tor E Cairn

OS Map: SX 58040 90170
OS Source: Constructed
NMR record: SX 59 SE 6
HER record: 4814
Megalithic Portal: 36416
Alternate name: Yes Tor 2
Short Name: CN:Yes Tor E
Butler map: 42.1.2
Grinsell: OKEHAMPTON HAMLETS 2
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Dimensions (m): 20+
Notes: One of two cairns on Yes Tor. On the top of the flat outcrop of Yes Tor and piled against the west side is an amorphous mass of stones representing a ruined cairn. The patch of stones on the top is more or less 14.0m across and 0.3 m high and the piling against the outcrop is 2.3m high. It is possible that this has resulted from bulldozing the cairn over the side of the outcrop but the stones appear quite stable and compacted.

The central excavation is approximately 12.0m across and extends to 0.5m below the natural ground level. In the base of the hollow and on its south side are three partly buried slabs each about 1.7m long, 0.2m thick and more than 0.5m wide, which look like the displaced remains of a former cist.
Nearby sites: SX58049017

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