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Dartmoor Site: Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Photo taken on 27-06-2015

OS Map: SX 63687 79463
OS Source: Google
HER record: 5932
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: SX63697946
Notes: "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).
Nearby sites: SX63697946

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References

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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