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Dartmoor Site: Butterdon Hill Cist

Butterdon Hill Cist

Butterdon Hill Cist

Photo taken on 12-01-2016

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Erme East stone rows
OS Map: SX 65781 59341
OS Source: Garmin
HER record: 2887
Megalithic Portal: 45752
PMD: Butterdon Hill
Alternate name: Butterdon Ridge N.E.
Short Name: CT Butterdon
Butler map: 53.8.3
Butler Vol 5: p.59 & Fig.38
Dixon Cist #: 88
Grinsell: UGBOROUGH 16
DPD page: 79
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 61
Dimensions (m): 0.63 x 0.5 C
Lidar: SX65785934
Notes: "The western side stone and the two end stones are still standing, but the other side stone and the cover stone are missing. The cist measures 23 inches by 15 inches"... "no sign whatever of a mound, and the cist may have been freestanding". Lethbridge p.79 East of Hangershell Rock diagram p.77. Butler Butterdon Ridge N.E. - Vol. 4. Map 53.8.3 (p.25 general plan of Butterdon rows and cairns p.24).
Nearby sites: SX65785934

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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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