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Dartmoor Site: Maiden Hill Cist

Maiden Hill Cist

OS Map: SX 58831 79380
OS Source: NMR
NMR record: SX 57 NE 44
HER record: 4216
Megalithic Portal: 45815
PMD: Maiden Hill
Alternate name: Conies Down Summit
Short Name: CT:MaidenHill
Butler map: 30.11
Butler Vol 5: p.158 & Fig.28
Grinsell: LYDFORD 32
DPD page: 108
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Maybe
Cairn Class: Maybe
Dimensions (m): 23.0 x 1.0 C?
Lidar: SX58837938
Notes: Maybe natural rather than a cist. "large turf-covered cairn which has been dug into from its southern edge. No stones are visible in the saucer-shape depression in the centre but a setting of three slabs near the northern edge may be the sides of a cist which contained a secondary burial inserted at a later date into the side of the mound" (Butler). Lethbridge diagram p.107, photo p.108. Butler Vol 2 30.11 p. 77. See very useful notes on Megalithic Portal.
Nearby sites: SX58837938

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