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Penn Beacon 1 Cairn Circle & Cist

Penn Beacon 1 Cairn Circle & Cist

Photo taken on 25-08-2017

OS Map: SX 59532 62482
OS Source: Google
HER record: 12909
PMD: Penn Beacon 1
Alternate name: Penn Beacon 1 stone row
Short Name: CT Penn Beac2
Butler map: 52.14.1
Grinsell: CORNWOOD 3
DPD page: 61
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 17.0 x 1.2 C
Lidar: SX59536248
Notes: A cairn on the lower slope of Penn Beacon, close to stone row (sx56se/2). Opened in 1872 by Spence Bate and Oliver: a fine cist was found, a stone implement and many pot fragments, one quite substantial. The cairn stands at the north end of a double stone row which extends for 7.0m. The cist is not visible. See also: Bate's 1872 Report
Nearby sites: SX59536248

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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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