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Royal Hill Summit Cist

Royal Hill Summit Cist

Photo taken on 13-09-2014

Database entries

OS Map: SX 61295 72792
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV18391
Megalithic Portal: 45798
PMD: Royal Hill Summit
Alternate name: Royal Hill Summit
Short Name: CT RoyalHill 7
Butler map: 65.5.7
Butler Vol 5: p.185 & Fig.128
Dixon Cist #: 143
DPD page: 102
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 0.8 x 0.6 C
Lidar: SX 61295 72792
Nearest Bus Stop: Two Bridges Hotel (2.3 km) [Route: 98,171,172]
Nearby sites: SX 61295 72792


Butler Royal Hill Summit Vol. 4. Map 65.2 (diagram Vol. 5. p.185). "The cairn 7.4m E to W, and 6.5m N to S, and about 0.5m high. It is turf covered, but the tops of three stones of an inner retaining circle are exposed to a height of 0.3m. The largest is 1.1m long and 0.2m thick ... The cist, oriented E to W is largely infilled; internally it measures 0.8m by 0.6m, and is 0.2m deep. The coverstone is missing as is the stone at the E end. The others take the form of irregular boulders rather than slabs". Lethbridge diagram p.102 Cist(D), photo p.102.


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