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Dartmoor Site: Soussons Common Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Soussons Common Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Soussons Common Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Photo taken on 18-04-2010

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Soussons Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 67516 78700
OS Source: Google
HER record: 6013
Megalithic Portal: 1266
PMD: Soussons Plantation
Alternate name: Soussons Plantation S.
Short Name: CT Soussons Cm
Butler map: 24.2.6
Dixon Cist #: 16
Grinsell: MANATON 9
Turner: D2
DPD page: 124
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 22 23 45 56
Dimensions (m): 8.6 C
Lidar: SX67527870
Notes: "A 28 feet diameter cairn circle with a central cist (plan). The tallest stone in the cairn circle is about 2 feet high." "This cist measures at least 1.3 metres long by 0.5 metres wide and when excavated in 1903 two coils of human hair were found" Lethbridge p.124. Butler Soussons Plantation S - Vol. 2. Map 24.2.6 (diagrams pp. 18-20). See also HER record MDV6013.
Nearby sites: SX67527870

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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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