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Dartmoor Site: Beardown Farm Cist

Beardown Farm Cist

Database entries

OS Map: SX 604 754
OS Source: HER
HER: MDV5974
Megalithic Portal: 45789
PMD: Beardown Farm
Alternate name: Beardown Farm
Short Name: CTxBeardown Fm
Grinsell: LYDFORD 46
Exist: No
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Lidar: SX 604 754
Nearest Bus Stop: Two Bridges Hotel (0.6 km) [Route: 98,171,172]
Nearby sites: SX 604 754


The site is believed to have been destroyed many years ago Bray 1879 (included in listing as 130 in Grinsell list). Area is covered in Butler Vol 2 Map 29. "The remains of a cist surrounded by a rough pavement was examined by Mr Bray in September 1832 'two or three minutes walk north east of Beardown House' (at SX 604 754). Three stones of a four foot long cist stood six inches above ground level. A small piece of coarse pottery was found inside."


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