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Grim's Grave Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Grim's Grave Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Photo taken on 17-07-2016

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 61245 66422
OS Source: Google
HER record: 5083
Megalithic Portal: 14930
PMD: Grim's Grave
Alternate name: Grim's Grave
Short Name: CT Grims Grave
Butler map: 50.3.3
Dixon Cist #: 14
Grinsell: SHAUGH PRIOR 13
Turner: D20
DPD page: 46
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 12 20 56
Dimensions (m): 5.5 x 0.6 C
Lidar: SX61256642
Notes: "A ring cairn set into the slope, c 4.5m in diameter, with a cist at its centre. The cairn consists of a stony, turf-covered mound contained by a ring of upright slabs, most leaning outwards, c 1m in height; the mound rises to c 0.4m at top of cist. The cist, box dimensions c 0.8m x 0.95m internally, is formed from edge-set slabs. One side slab is c 1.7m long, 0.9m wide and 0.2m thick. The monument survives in a very good condition though the cover-stone is missing - this is possibly the slab that now lies on the down-slope side." Lethbridge p.46 Langcombe Cist G (Grim's Grave) - diagram p.43. Butler Vol. 3. Map 50.3 Cairn 3 (pp.148-54 general plan of Langcombe Brook cairns p.151, diagram of Langcombe cists p.153, photo pp.94-96).
Nearby sites: SX61256642

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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.

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