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West Vitifer Cist

Database entries

OS Map: SX 67574 82806
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV6615
Megalithic Portal: 34980
PMD: Chagford Common
Alternate name: West Vitifer
Short Name: CT:WestVitifer
Butler map: 25.11
Dixon Cist #: 123
Grinsell: CHAGFORD 4
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 16
Dimensions (m): 5.5 x 0.3 C
Lidar: SX 67574 82806
Nearest Bus Stop: Warren House Inn (1.8 km) [Route: 171]
Nearby sites: SX 67574 82806


"Possible location of a Bronze Age cist, although when subject to field investigation in November 2002 the site was not found" "The cairn was partially excavated in 1897 by the Barrow Committee of the Devonshire Association. This working revealed a ring of slabs surrounding a cist which had not been previously examined. In the cist there was a complete Bronze Age beaker together with charcoal but no trace of a burial." Cairn survives, restored urn thought to be in Plymouth museum. See: Sixteenth Barrow Report 1897. Butler Vol. 2. Map 25.11 ( p.32).


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