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Dartmoor Site: Merrivale Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist

Merrivale Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 55359 74744
OS Source: Garmin
HER record: 4997
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: SX55367474
Notes: "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).
Nearby sites: SX55367474

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These are selected references with an emphasis on out of copyright sources linked as PDFs. For more detailed references try any linked HER record. For some records there are very good resources on the Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor (PMD) website by Bill Radcliffe. Barrow reports are linked above as are references to Butler, Grinsell and Turner.

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