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Yar Tor (Money Pit) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Yar Tor (Money Pit) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Photo taken on 15-07-2016

Yar Tor (Money Pit) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Plan by RHW. Barrow Report 56. TDA Vol.69 1937

Database entries

OS Map: SX 68181 73865
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV6460
Megalithic Portal: 1369
PMD: Money Pit
Alternate name: Money Pit
Short Name: CT Money Pit
Butler map: 14.11
Butler Vol 5: p.23 & Fig.4
Dixon Cist #: 69
Turner: E51
DPD page: 122
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 56 62
Dimensions (m): c3.2 cist 1.0 x 0.4
Lidar: SX 68181 73865
Nearest Bus Stop: Dartmeet Badgers Holt (1.1 km) [Route: 172]
Nearby sites: SX 68181 73865


"The south cairn is a very spread and slight earthwork with a centrally placed cist. Only the north and west side slabs of the cist remain in situ though a misplaced slab lies to one side of the chamber. Eleven slabs forming a kerb of approximately 3m surrounding the cist remain in situ. Several additional stones survive, protruding just above the surface of the flattened cairn, which are likely to be evidence of an outer circle with a diameter of approximately 11m". Lethbridge diagram p.122 and photo bottom p.122. Butler Money Pit - Vol. 1. Map 14.11 (photo on p.92, diagram pp.125-6).


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