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Goldsmith's Cross S. Cist

Goldsmith's Cross S. Cist

Photo taken on 15-08-2015

OS Map: SX 61684 69872
OS Source: Garmin
HER record: 5081
Megalithic Portal: 42708
PMD: Fox Tor Mires S 5
Alternate name: Goldsmith's Cross S.
Short Name: CT Goldsmith S
Butler map: 64.5
Dixon Cist #: 44
Grinsell: LYDFORD 100
DPD page: 97
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 46 56
Dimensions (m): 1.2 x 0.85 C
Lidar: SX61686987
Notes: "The remains of a cist lie some 80m E of the Whealam streamworks at SX 61666985, on gently sloping ground 50m S of the newtake wall. The remains consist of four granite slabs set into the ground, forming three sides of a trapezoidal structure. It measures 1.2m long and a maximum of 0.85m wide. The long side, unusually formed of two granite slabs, is oriented NW to SE. The maximum height which the stones protrude above the ground is 0.2m. The SW side of the structure is missing; there are no traces of a capstone or cairn". Lethbridge diagram p.93, text p.96, photo top p.97. Butler Goldsmith's Cross S. - Vol. 4. Map 64.5. (Cairn 4 - diagram p.221).
Nearby sites: SX61686987

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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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