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Dartmoor Site: Erme Pound (Near) Cist

Erme Pound (Near) Cist

Database entries

OS Map: SX 6392 6551
OS Source: HER
HER: MDV28585
Megalithic Portal: 45758
PMD: Erme Pound
Alternate name: Erme Pound (Near)
Short Name: CT:Erme Pound
Dixon Cist #: 96
Grinsell: HARFORD 2
Turner: D29
Exist: Maybe
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cist Class: Maybe
Cairn Class: Maybe
Dimensions (m): 3.7 x 0.3 (?)
Lidar: SX 6392 6551
Nearest Bus Stop: Cornwood Crossways (6.9 km) [Route: 59]
Nearby sites: SX 6392 6551


"A prehistoric round cairn, 300 metres west of the River Erme in an area of intense peat cutting remains. The cairn has surviving elements of a kerb and a central hollow which may have contained a cist. This probable platform cairn has a diameter of 3.8 metres and is raised above ground by 0.5 metres. The flat-topped mound is surrounded by a closely fitting, though incomplete, kerb of upright slabs, where many of the survivors remain in situ. An elongated hollow across the centre of the cairn may represent a disturbed cist, and a displaced slab within the hollow is the remains of a capstone.". "Noted by Hankin in July 1976, perhaps in a small cairn diameter 3.7m and height 0.3m. It is now filled in and Grinsell failed to locate it, 'it seems never to have been planned if it ever existed.'" This cist was listed by Dixon in 1952 70th Barrow Report (T.D.A Vol 84) with Dixon #96. It is not listed in prior Barrow Reports - and appears towards end of Dixon's list, so presumably discovered/reported late 40s to 1952. Not listed by Butler (area covered in Vol. 4. Map 55). Not listed in Hankin's 'An archaeological check-list for Harford'.


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