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Hentor A Cist

Hentor A Cist

Plan by RHW. Barrow Report 52. TDA Vol.65 1933

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Hentor & Shavercombe Brook Cists
OS Map: SX 59708 65692
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV3511
Megalithic Portal: 45712
PMD: Hen Tor Warren 5
Alternate name: Hen Tor N.5
Short Name: CT:Hen Tor N5
Butler map: 49.22.5
Dixon Cist #: 50
Grinsell: SHAUGH PRIOR 30
DPD page: 50
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 52
Dimensions (m): 3.5 x 0.3 C
Lidar: SX 59708 65692
Nearest Bus Stop: Lee Moor Clearview (4.5 km) [Route: 59]
Nearby sites: SX 59708 65692


The author was unable to locate this cist at SX 59708 65692 on 13/08/17. The HER has ngr SX 5971 6570. The site is clearly difficult to find. The area is dense in bracken and according to Lethbridge the cist is very badly damaged. It is unclear how accurate the grid reference is - although it is quite possible that the problem is simply that it is overgrown and difficult to see. A cist consisting of two sidestones, one of which has fallen outwards, and an irregular shaped coverstone. Lethbridge p.50 Shavercombe Cist D - diagram p.49. Butler Hen Tor 5 (Cairn 5) - Vol. 3. Map 49.22 (general plan of Hen Tor with diagram of cists pp.146-7).


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