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Dartmoor Site: Fordsland Ledge Chambered Cairn

Fordsland Ledge Chambered Cairn

OS Map: SX 57585 88899
OS Source: HER
NMR record: SX 58 NE 2
HER record: 3169
Megalithic Portal: 36418
PMD: Fordsland Ledge
Alternate name: Fordsland Ledge
Short Name: CN:Fordsland
Butler map: 42.3
Butler Vol 5: p.160 & Fig.98
Grinsell: OKEHAMPTON HAMLETS 4
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Dimensions (m): 10 x 0.4
Notes: " In a crest position on Fordsland Ledge at 581.0m OD is the disturbed remains of a turf-and-heather-covered cairn. It measures 12.2m by 13.9m in diameter and is 1.1m high. In a hollow in the centre are a number of large stones suggesting the possibility of a former cist or even a chamber, utilizing the natural outcrop as its base." "The large stones visible in the centre of the feature are somewhat unusual and not typical of a cist-like structure. The presence of a chamber is very doubtful and it is more likely that the interior of the cairn has, at some point, been remodelled to create a small shelter."
Nearby sites: SX57598890

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