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Grims Grave Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Grims Grave Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Photo taken on 17-07-2016

Grims Grave Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Plan by RHW. Barrow Report 20. TDA Vol.33 1901

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 61245 66422
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV5083
Megalithic Portal: 14930
PMD: Grim's Grave
Alternate name: Grims 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: SX 61245 66422
Nearest Bus Stop: Lee Moor Clearview (6.1 km) [Route: 59]
Nearby sites: SX 61245 66422


"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).


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