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Birch Tor Cairn

Database entries

OS Map: SX 68686 81654
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV6673
Megalithic Portal: 34981
Alternate name: Birch Tor Summit
Short Name: CN:Birch Tor
Butler map: 24.4
Grinsell: NORTH BOVEY 1
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 56
Dimensions (m): 17.0 x 2.0
Lidar: SX 68686 81654
Nearest Bus Stop: Warren House Inn (1.4 km) [Route: 171]
Nearby sites: SX 68686 81654


"The heavily disturbed remains of a large, flat-topped cairn lie on the ridge crest 230 metres north of Birch Tor. The centre and south margin of this feature have apparently suffered from an unrecorded excavation with spoil dumped to the south and on the east fringe of the mound. Two large upright slabs are embedded in the unexcavated interior of the cairn and may have previously been interpreted as elements of a kerb even though they lie several metres in from the actual edge of the feature. 10m to the north-west of the cairn is a warren boundary stone inscribed with the letters`WB'on its eastern side."


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