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Giant's Basin (near) Cist

Giant's Basin (near) Cist

Photo taken on 15-05-2019

OS Map: SX 59181 66953
OS Source: Garmin
HER record: 3373
Megalithic Portal: 18464
PMD: Giants Basin Foot
Alternate name: Drizzlecombe 6
Short Name: CT GiantsBasin
Butler map: 49.19.6
Dixon Cist #: 162
Grinsell: SHEEPSTOR 33d
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 12
Dimensions (m): 1.2 x 0.76 C?
Lidar: SX59186695
Notes: "The structure comprises a flat slab measuring 1.2m by 0.76m which rests at a slight angle on three upright slabs. These slabs, up to 0.4m high, form a 'z' shape on plan in what appears to be a slight hollow. This feature has been classified by some authorities as a cist although others reject this interpretation for either positional or structural reasons. The historical and archaeological tradition for the existence of a cist here is by no means certain. Known cists in the locality have invariably had their coverstones removed and are open. It is a scheduled ancient monument." The arrangement in the photo could well be natural.
Nearby sites: SX59186695

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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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