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Dartmoor Site: Wigford Down Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Wigford Down Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Database entries

OS Map: SX 54419 64427
OS Source: HER
HER: MDV2373
Megalithic Portal: 3536
PMD: Wigford Down S.
Alternate name: Wigford Down 1
Short Name: CT:WigfordDown
Butler map: 48.1.1
Dixon Cist #: 1
Grinsell: MEAVY 7
Turner: E6
DPD page: 33
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 12 19
Dimensions (m): 8.5 x 0.6 C
Lidar: SX 54419 64427
Nearest Bus Stop: Shaugh Prior White Thorn Inn (1.3 km) [Route: 59]
Nearby sites: SX 54419 64427


"A badly disturbed prehistoric cist with displaced cover stone and vestiges of a retaining circle surviving in situ. Only five slabs of the retaining circle survive approximately upright in situ, suggesting the overall diameter of the complete circle was 8.35m. The long slabs of the central cist are also in situ and the chamber measures 1.1m by 0.28m approximately by 0.3m deep. A large, flat, intact cover stone of 1.4m by 1.17m, with a rounded end, is displaced to the south. Some material from the turf covered cairn is still visible, but much disturbed and depleted." Butler Wigford Down 1 - Vol. 3. Map 48.1 (diagram p.80).


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