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Dartmoor Site: Piles Hill S.W.2 Reported Cist

Piles Hill S.W.2 Reported Cist

Piles Hill S.W.2 Reported Cist

Photo taken on 20-04-2019

Database entries

OS Map: SX 64812 59675
OS Source: Garmin
HER: MDV13091
PMD: Butter Brook
Alternate name: Piles Hill S.W.2
Short Name: CN Piles Hil19
Butler map: 53.11.2
Grinsell: HARFORD 25
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Maybe
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 6.0 x 0.4 C?
Lidar: SX 64812 59675
Nearest Bus Stop: Ivybridge BP Garage (Stop B) (3.7 km) [Route: 38]
Nearby sites: SX 64812 59675


This cairn may also have headed a stone row but only one slab remains. At the centre of the cairn there is a flat slab which was probably the cover of a cist [Butler]. This area has very many patches of gorse that look like they could conceal a mound but could just be vegetation. This makes identifying claimed cairns very difficult. A mound could be identified on Lidar at SX 64810 59670 - this fits closely with both Butler's location and with the Garmin location of the object in the photo.


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