Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
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Shovel Down Cist

Shovel Down Cist

Photo taken on 16-05-2019

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex
OS Map: SX 65993 85924
OS Source: Garmin
NMR record: SX 68 NE 34
HER record: 6182
Megalithic Portal: 28953
PMD: Shovel Down
Alternate name: Shoveldown Rows 4
Short Name: CT:Shovel Down
Butler map: 36.7
Butler Vol 5: p.223 & Fig.155
Grinsell: CHAGFORD 1
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 7.0 x 0.3 C
Notes: Robbed cist no longer visible. Dixon #99. Butler Shoveldown Rows 4 Vol. 2. Map 36.7 (diagram Vol. 5. p.223). Grinsell CHAGFORD 1. The Shovel down double row C (Worth Row C, Butler Rows 4) terminates at its southern end in a cairn - the cist has been robbed from the cairn. Visited 16/05/19 - a rectangular cist shaped hole can be clearly seen with reeds growing from it. No sign of a cist.
Nearby sites: SX65998592

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