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Dartmoor Site: Merrivale Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist

Merrivale Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist

Merrivale Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist

Photo taken on 09-09-2023

Database entries

OS Map: SX 55360 74747
OS Source: Garmin
HER: MDV4997
Megalithic Portal: 10503
PMD: Merrivale SW.
Alternate name: Merrivale 8
Short Name: CT MerrivaleSW
Butler map: 44.8.8
Dixon Cist #: 139
Turner: B2
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): c.20.0
Lidar: SX 55360 74747
Nearest Bus Stop: Merrivale Dartmoor Inn (0.6 km) [Route: 98,171,172]
Nearby sites: SX 55360 74747


"The excavation of 1851 seems to have been thorough, completely destroying structural remains of both the cairn and the 'cist or inner circle',. There is now a circular turf covered area, 18.0m. in diameter, with random stones protruding through the surface. Off centre there is a hollow, 7.0m. by 4.0m. and 0.5m. deep." Butler Merrivale Vol. 3. Map 44.8.8 (pp.30-1).


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