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Dartmoor Site: Crock of Gold Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Crock of Gold Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Crock of Gold Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Photo taken on 13-09-2014

OS Map: SX 61286 73076
OS Source: Google
HER record: 6308
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: SX61297308
Notes: "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).
Nearby sites: SX61297308

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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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