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Dartmoor Site: Skir Hill (Hensroost) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Skir Hill (Hensroost) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Skir Hill (Hensroost) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Photo taken on 28-06-2018

OS Map: SX 65104 70686
OS Source: Garmin
HER record: 6507
Megalithic Portal: 45676
PMD: Skir Hill
Alternate name: Skir Hill
Short Name: CT Skir Hill
Butler map: 61.8
Dixon Cist #: 18
Grinsell: LYDFORD 102
Turner: D18
DPD page: 92
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 24 56
Dimensions (m): 3.3 C
Lidar: SX65107069
Notes: DM reports it is actually located at SX 65092 70684. The author has found this site at SX 65104 70691 on 28/06/18 assisted by the grid reference given by Dave Martin (DM). "A Bronze Age cairn containing a cist located on the north east facing slope of Skir Hill 590 metres south of Skir Ford. The cairn survives as a 4.1 diameter ring of edge set slabs up to 0.5 metres high. The cist is situated slightly west of the cairns centre and survives as a 0.82 metres long by 0.52 metres wide and 0.82 metres deep stone lined pit." Formerly listed as being at SX 6517 7075 (as per literature). Butler Vol. 4. Map 61.8 (diagram p.203).
Nearby sites: SX65107069

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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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