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Shell Top Chambered Cairn

Shell Top Chambered Cairn

Photo taken on 25-08-2017

Database entries

OS Map: SX 58690 63517
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV2411
Megalithic Portal: 45852
Alternate name: Tory Brookhead 3
Short Name: CN ToryBrook3
Butler map: 51.7.3
Grinsell: SHAUGH PRIOR 39
DPD page: 59
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Maybe
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 25 x 18 x 1.4
Lidar: SX 58690 63517
Nearest Bus Stop: Lee Moor Clearview (2.2 km) [Route: 59]
Nearby sites: SX 58690 63517


"A Bronze Age round cairn on a well drained south west facing slope. The cairn mound measures 26 metres by 24 metres and stands up to 1.2 metres high. The centre is much disturbed, with many hollows, up to 1m deep, which have been interpreted as chambers, but are most probably modern windbreak shelters. Two small satellite cairns lie immediately to the north west." Lethbridge suggests a chambered cairn, see photos Lethbridge p.59-60 Chambered Cairn - diagram p.59


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