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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

Soussons Common Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Plan by RHW. Barrow Report 56. TDA Vol.69 1937

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: Soussons Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 67516 78700
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV6013
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: SX 67516 78700
Nearest Bus Stop: Warren House Inn (2.3 km) [Route: 171]
Nearby sites: SX 67516 78700


"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" (Plan by RHW. Barrow Report 23. 1904). Lethbridge p.124. Butler Soussons Plantation S - Vol. 2. Map 24.2.6 (diagrams pp. 18-20). See also HER record MDV6013.


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