Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
Dartmoor Site: White Tor S.S.W.1 Long Cairn

White Tor S.S.W.1 Long Cairn

OS Map: SX 54009 78295
OS Source: Google
NMR record: SX 57 NW 12
HER record: 4179
Alternate name: White Tor S.S.W.1
Short Name: CN:White SSW1
Butler map: 31.21.1
Grinsell: PETER TAVY 29a
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 13.0 x 5.7
Notes: Butler: "an elongated cairn (13 x 15.7 m) is easy to identify but th other two are doubtful". The HER suggests that 2 or 3 of these cairns have merged to form this elongated structure. "cairn forming part of widely dispersed group of at least 14. Cairn mound measures 15m long by 6m wide and stands up to 1m high. A shallow hollow in the northern end of the mound measures 3m long by 1.5m wide and 0.15m deep and at the southern end another hollow measuring 1.5m long by 1m wide and 0.2m deep has been identified. These hollows are probably the result of a partial excavation carried out by the dartmoor exploration committee in 1899. This work revealed a pit containing ashes and charcoal. Grinsell has suggested that this cairn is two joined mounds, but without excavation this hypothesis cannot be tested. Two other doubtful mounds have been identified in close proximity to this cairn. These may be the remnants of two further cairns excavated by the dartmoor exploration committee, though there is not sufficient visible evidence to confirm this identification"
Nearby sites: SX54017830

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