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Crock of Gold Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Crock of Gold Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Photo taken on 13-09-2014

Crock of Gold Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Plan by RHW. Barrow Report 27. TDA Vol.40 1908

Database entries

OS Map: SX 61286 73076
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV6308
Megalithic Portal: 14960
PMD: The Crock of Gold
Alternate name: Crock of Gold
Short Name: CT CrockofGold
Butler map: 65.2
Dixon Cist #: 25
Grinsell: LYDFORD 86
Turner: D17
DPD page: 101
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 27 47 56
Dimensions (m): 4.0 x 0.3 C
Lidar: SX 61286 73076
Nearest Bus Stop: Two Bridges Hotel (2.0 km) [Route: 98,171,172]
Nearby sites: SX 61286 73076


"The cairn, 7m in overall diameter and 0.3m high, has a flattish top with a retaining circle set 1m to 1.5m within the perimeter. This consists of six earthfast boulders, about 0.4m across and protruding a similar height above the cairn ... A central cist is oriented NW to SE. Internally it is 0.8m long, 0.4m wide at the NW end, 0.5m at the SE, and 0.7m deep. The side slabs are 1m long and respectively 0.15m and 0.25m thick; the end slabs, 0.5m long and 0.1m thick. The capstone, moved to the W, is 1.3m long, 1.1m wide and 0.15m thick and now rests against the kerb." Lethbridge diagram p.102 Cist(C), photo p.101. Butler Vol. 4. Map 65.2 (diagram p.229).


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