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Vixen Tor Cist

Vixen Tor Cist

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Vixen Tor Cist

Plan by RHW. Barrow Report 39. TDA Vol.52 1920

Database entries

OS Map: SX 54240 74391
OS Source: HER
HER: MDV3596
Megalithic Portal: 29932
PMD: Vixen Tor
Alternate name: Vixen Tor 1
Short Name: CT Vixen Tor
Butler map: 44.10.1
Dixon Cist #: 41
Grinsell: WHITCHURCH 2
DPD page: 15
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Maybe
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 39
Dimensions (m): 1.2 x 0.5 C
Lidar: SX 54240 74391
Nearest Bus Stop: Merrivale Dartmoor Inn (1.0 km) [Route: 98,171,172]
Nearby sites: SX 54240 74391


"Cist and possible remains of a barrow. The east and south sides of the cist lean inwards and the north end is slightly defective. The cover stone seems to have been in two parts and it leans against the south corner of the cist. There appears to be traces of a retaining circle of barrows, three stones only, in radius of 3.0m from the centre of the cist. The condition is good. The original dimensions would, however, appear to have been 1.219m x 533mm. One side stone is 1.524m in length, and the other is over 1.372m in length. The present depth below the top of the side stones is 330mm, but excavation would probably prove this to be at least twice this." Vixen Tor has been fenced off by the current landowner. Butler Vol. 3. Map 44.10.1 (diagram p.34). See also: Legendary Dartmooor: Vixen Tor and Vixen Tor Forbidden


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