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Dartmoor Site: Piles Hill Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Piles Hill Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Database entries

OS Map: SX 65334 60849
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV5763
Megalithic Portal: 10030
Alternate name: Piles Hill Summit
Short Name: RC:Piles Hill
Butler map: 54.19
Butler Vol 5: p.162 & Fig.103
Grinsell: HARFORD 12
Turner: A53
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 30.0 x 1.2
Lidar: SX 65334 60849
Nearest Bus Stop: South Brent Pool Park (5.0 km) [Route: 38]
Nearby sites: SX 65334 60849


Bell cairn of Wessex type. "Cairn on piles hill. An unusual monument, the equivalent of a bell barrow in stone. Cairn (diam 17.8m, heig 1.37m), berm(widt 3.05m), stone circle (diam 2.1m, heig 457mm)vis=12/4/1950 (os). Cairn with bell disc features. Slight hollow in the centre of the tump (mound), otherwise in good condition. No distinct outer bank could be found, but the berm and central tump were quite evident."


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