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Great Gnats Head Cairn

Great Gnats Head Cairn

OS Map: SX 61655 67908
OS Source: Garmin
NMR record: SX 66 NW 2
HER record: 13177
Megalithic Portal: 45861
Alternate name: Great Gnats' Head Summit
Short Name: CN:GreatGnats
Butler map: 50.5.4
Grinsell: SHAUGH PRIOR 2
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Dimensions (m): 10.0 x 0.5
Notes: "A Bronze Age summit cairn, now badly disturbed by a conical walkers cairn built in the SW quadrant. It measures 8.5m in diameter, the outer slope is 0.3m high and the interior is scooped to a depth of 0.3m -small boulders and upright slabs are visible. The conical cairn is 2.6m in diameter and 1.5m high." Butler Volume 3 Map 50.5.
Nearby sites: SX61666791

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