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Thornworthy 2 Cist

Thornworthy 2 Cist

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Database entries

OS Map: SX 59015 73471
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV6613
Megalithic Portal: 15453
PMD: Thornworthy
Alternate name: Thornworthy 2
Short Name: CT Thornworth2
Butler map: 35.22
Butler Vol 5: p.64 & Fig.42
Dixon Cist #: 71
Grinsell: CHAGFORD 3
Turner: E39
DPD page: 137
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 56
Lidar: SX 59015 73471
Nearest Bus Stop: Princetown Dartmoor Visitor Centre (0.0 km) [Route: 98,171,172]
Nearby sites: SX 59015 73471


Located at the High Moorland Visitor Centre at Princetown. There were two cists at Thornworthy and both were excavated. This record refers to the second slightly smaller cist. This was removed after the excavation and re-erected at Torquay Museum. The cist is located in the Jack Wigmore Garden (also known as the Dartmoor Conservation Garden). It can be accessed from the ballroom of the Visitors Centre or alternatively by walking a very short distance down from the mini roundabout outside the centre down the Yelverton Road (Plymouth Hill). A gate on the right hand side behind the visitors centre gives access to the garden. See also: Thornworthy Cist. Butler Vol. 2. Map 35.22 p.169, see also diagram Vol. 5. p.64.


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