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Dartmoor Site: Ditsworthy Circle Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Ditsworthy Circle Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Ditsworthy Circle Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Photo taken on 27-06-2018

OS Map: SX 58342 65726
OS Source: Garmin
HER record: 42211
Megalithic Portal: 45797
PMD: Ditsworthy Circle
Alternate name: Ditsworthy Circle
Short Name: CT Ditsworthy
Butler map: 49.6
Dixon Cist #: 141
Grinsell: List B SHEEPSOR 36
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): c.8.0 x 0.3 C?
Lidar: SX58346573
Notes: nb. Not listed by Turner - assigned as "Ring Setting" type cairn due to description in NMR. Butler Vol. 3. Map 49.6. Remains of a ring cairn with three hollows visible within the circle of stones. Two of these probably represent the sites of the two cists recorded by Breton who referred to this cairn as the 'Ditsworthy Circle'. Nothing can be seen of the cists today.
Nearby sites: SX58346573

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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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