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Dartmoor Site: Down Tor Cairn

Down Tor Cairn

Down Tor Cairn

OS Map: SX 58642 69315
OS Source: Garmin
NMR record: SX 56 NE 28
HER record: 3440
Megalithic Portal: 27903
Alternate name: Hingston Hill Summit 1
Short Name: CN:DownTor
Butler map: 47.12.1
Grinsell: WALKHAMPTON 30
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Dimensions (m): 14.0 x 1.3
Notes: "cairn mound measures 15.5m in diam and stands up to 1.5m high. A t-shaped trench cutting into the centre of the mound suggests partial early excavation, though the results of the investigation are not known. This cairn forms part of a ritual complex of monuments including 3 cairns, a stone alignment and enclosure". Approx 70 m NW of the cairn circle at the end of the Down Tor stone row.
Nearby sites: SX58646932

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