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Dartmoor Site: Hemstone Rocks Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Hemstone Rocks Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Hemstone Rocks Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Photo taken on 25-07-2015

Database entries

OS Map: SX 64852 83850
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV6729
Megalithic Portal: 52522
PMD: Hemstone Rocks
Alternate name: Hemstone Rocks N.2
Short Name: CT Hemstone
Butler map: 35.7.2
Dixon Cist #: 148
Grinsell: LYDFORD 17a
Turner: D9
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 6.2
Lidar: SX 64852 83850
Nearest Bus Stop: Warren House Inn (3.9 km) [Route: 171]
Nearby sites: SX 64852 83850


There are 3 cairns in the vicinity and they are according to Newman [2013] impossible to match up with the old reports. These cairns were excavated by Baring-Gould in 1900. A flint flake was found in the cist. There is also a rectangular pit in this cairn which could be from the 1900 excavation. See also: MDV48854. DNP Site 8F. Butler Hemstone Rocks N. 1 - Vol. 2. Map 35.7. Central cist. Next to Turner Platform Circle E12.


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