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Shovel Down Cist

Shovel Down Cist

Photo taken on 16-05-2019

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex
OS Map: SX 65993 85924
OS Source: Garmin
HER: MDV6182
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
Dixon Cist #: 99
Grinsell: CHAGFORD 1
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 7.0 x 0.3 C
Lidar: SX 65993 85924
Nearest Bus Stop (Minor): Wonson Telephone Box (3.9 km) [Route: 670]
Nearest Bus Stop (Major): Chagford The Square (4.4 km) [Route: 173,178,671]
Nearby sites: SX 65993 85924


Robbed cist no longer visible. 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. Butler Shoveldown Rows 4 Vol. 2. Map 36.7 (diagram Vol. 5. p.223).


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