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Dartmoor Site: Houndtor Down Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Houndtor Down Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Houndtor Down Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Photo taken on 19-08-2017

Houndtor Down Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Plan by RHW. Barrow Report 53. TDA Vol.66 1934

Database entries

OS Map: SX 74106 78772
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV7398
Megalithic Portal: 24187
PMD: Hound Tor
Alternate name: Houndtor Down
Short Name: CT Houndtor
Butler map: 8.6
Butler Vol 5: p.179 & Fig.121
Dixon Cist #: 58
Grinsell: MANATON 13
Turner: D8
DPD page: 151
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 53 56
Dimensions (m): 6.5 x 0.3 C
Lidar: SX 74106 78772
Nearest Bus Stop (Minor): Swallerton Gate (0.4 km) [Route: 271]
Nearest Bus Stop (Major): Lustleigh Bishops Stone (5.3 km) [Route: 178]
Nearby sites: SX 74106 78772


"A ring cairn surviving as a mound 6.5 metres in diameter and 0.15 metres high. It is defined, except on the west side, by a ring of at least 19 close set granite stones. In the centre of the cairn is a north to south orientated cist, with both end stones and the western side stone remaining visible.". Butler Vol. 1. Map 8.6 (diagram Vol. 5. p.179).


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