Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
Dartmoor Site: Sharpitor E.1 Cairn Circle & Cist

Sharpitor E.1 Cairn Circle & Cist

OS Map: SX 56283 70436
OS Source: Google
NMR record: SX 57 SE 231
HER record: 51502
PMD: Leather Tor N.
Alternate name: Sharpitor E.1
Short Name: CT:Sharpitor1
Butler map: 45.3.1
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Radcliffe
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 6.0 x 0.8
Lidar: SX56287044
Notes: Cairn forming part of a cluster of four cairns. Mound measures 6 metres in diameter, and stands up to 0.8 metres high. Perimeter is defined by a kerb which survives partly as a buried feature. Centre of the cairn has been partially excavated to reveal a stone cist, oriented north-north-east by south-south-west. The interior of this cist measures 1.1 metres long, 0.6 metres wide and 0.3 metres deep. This is one of Butler's group of 4 cairns Sharpitor E.1-4. The NMR entry is duplicated at 964151.
Nearby sites: SX56287044

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