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Dartmoor Site: Watchet Hill Cairn

Watchet Hill Cairn

OS Map: SX 61470 93040
OS Source: HER
NMR record: SX 69 SW 25
HER record: 13049
Megalithic Portal: 23222
Alternate name: Watchet Hill
Short Name: CN:WatchetHill
Butler map: 40.12
Grinsell: BELSTONE 3
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Dimensions (m): c.14.0 x 0.8
Notes: "A Bronze Age round cairn situated on the summit of Watchet Hill. The cairn survives as a 0.8 metre high oval mound measuring 16.6 metres long north to south by 13.8 metres wide east to west. A T-shaped trench, the consequence of a partial early excavation, cuts through the central part of the mound. Adjacent to the south eastern side of the mound there is a 2.3 metre wide and 0.2 metre deep ditch. This represents the remains of the quarry ditch from which material was derived during the construction of the cairn. The ditch would have originally surrounded the mound but now survives largely as a buried feature."
Nearby sites: SX61479304

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