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Great Gnat's Head Cist

Great Gnat's Head Cist

Photo taken on 04-06-2016

OS Map: SX 61174 68034
OS Source: Google
HER record: 5091
Megalithic Portal: 45675
PMD: Great Gnat's Head
Alternate name: Great Gnats' Head 1
Short Name: CT GreatGnats1
Butler map: 50.5.1
Dixon Cist #: 13
Grinsell: SHAUGH PRIOR 1
DPD page: 42
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 20
Dimensions (m): 1.0 x 0.7 C
Lidar: SX61176803
Notes: "Cist measures a maximum 1.0m long by 0.70m internally and 0.7m deep. Two side slabs and a fallen end slab are extant. There is no trace of a cover stone.". Lethbridge (near Abbot's Way cist) photo and diagram p.42 Butler Great Gnat's Head 1 - Vol. 3. Map 50.5 (diagram p.155).
Nearby sites: SX61176803

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These are selected references with an emphasis on out of copyright sources linked as PDFs. For more detailed references try any linked HER record. For some records there are very good resources on the Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor (PMD) website by Bill Radcliffe. Barrow reports are linked above as are references to Butler, Grinsell and Turner.

Page last updated 04/06/23