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Merrivale Cist

Merrivale Cist

Photo taken on 26-06-2018

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Walk: Merrivale Complex
OS Map: SX 55490 74770
OS Source: Garmin
HER: MDV3738
Megalithic Portal: 10465
PMD: Merrivale
Alternate name: Merrivale 7
Short Name: CT Merrivale
Butler map: 44.8.7
Dixon Cist #: 98
DPD page: 18
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 2.2 x 0.9 C
Lidar: SX 55490 74770
Nearest Bus Stop: Merrivale Dartmoor Inn (0.7 km) [Route: 98,171,172]
Nearby sites: SX 55490 74770


"A very fine Bronze Age cist which measures internally 2.2 metres long by 0.9 metres wide and up to 0.8 metres deep. The triangular-shaped slab which forms the massive cover stone is up to 2.1metres wide and averages 0.4 metres thick; a central part has been removed by stone cutters revealing the water-filled cist and a broken fragment of the coverslab." See also, Legendary Dartmoor: The Merrivale Kist. Lethbridge pp.16-18, diagram p.16. Butler Vol. 3. Map 44.8.7 (diagram of location in ceremonial complex p.24, diagram of cist p.31).


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