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Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Photo taken on 27-06-2015

Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Plan by RHW. Barrow Report 57. TDA Vol.70 1938

Database entries

OS Map: SX 63687 79463
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV5932
Megalithic Portal: 52177
PMD: Chittaford Down
Alternate name: Chittaford Down 3
Short Name: CT Chittaford
Butler map: 27.18.3
Butler Vol 5: p.160 & Fig.100
Dixon Cist #: 73
Grinsell: LYDFORD 39
Turner: E28
DPD page: 112
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 57
Dimensions (m): 7.0 x 0.5 C
Lidar: SX 63687 79463
Nearest Bus Stop: Postbridge Post Office (1.2 km) [Route: 98,171]
Nearby sites: SX 63687 79463


"A cist about 350 yards north of Archerton House. It has an irregular shape no coverstone and stands in the centre of a 14ft. diameter ruined cairn. There are traces of an enclosing ring of stones. Excavation in 1900 recovered wood charcoal and a worked flint flake from a small pit within the cist. Under the eastern side stone an archer's polished stone wrist guard was found". Lethbridge diagram and photo bottom p.112. Butler Chittaford Down 3 - Vol. 2. Map 27.18 (diagram Vol. 5. p.160).


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