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Dartmoor Site: Deadman's Bottom (E) Cairn

Deadman's Bottom (E) Cairn

Deadman's Bottom (E) Cairn

Photo taken on 04-06-2016

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 60798 66895
OS Source: Garmin
NMR record: SX 66 NW 40
HER record: 5118
Alternate name: Deadman's Bottom (E)
Short Name: CN:Deadmans E
Butler map: 50.1
Grinsell: SHAUGH PRIOR 6
Turner: D28
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Turner
Hut Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 7.0 x 0.2
Notes: Worth considered this to be a cairn. It was excavated and it was found to be paved with reddened earth showing great fires had been present. Butler Circle 1. Butler suggests it could just have been a hut circle and the fires the consequence of domestic activity. He points out the presence of a settlement wall. However it is also very close to a pair of cists and could be a cairn. We are listing as a cairn although Butler could of course be right. This "circle" can be clearly seen in the Google satellite images.
Nearby sites: SX60806690

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