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Dartmoor Site: Wigford Down Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Wigford Down Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 54419 64427
OS Source: HER
NMR record: SX 56 SW 10
HER record: 2373
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: SX54426443
Notes: "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).
Nearby sites: SX54426443

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