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Penn Beacon Cairn

Penn Beacon Cairn

Photo taken on 25-08-2017

Database entries

OS Map: SX 59924 62928
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV2404
Megalithic Portal: 45853
Alternate name: Penn Beacon Summit
Short Name: CN PennBeacon
Butler map: 52.14
Butler Vol 5: p.157 & Fig.96
Grinsell: CORNWOOD 2
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 14
Dimensions (m): 24.0 x 2.0
Lidar: SX 59924 62928
Nearest Bus Stop: Lee Moor Clearview (2.9 km) [Route: 59]
Nearby sites: SX 59924 62928


"A round cairn, 22 metres in diameter and 1.7 metres high, lies on the summit of Penn Beacon, at 430 metres above O.D. It is of small boulders and has been much disturbed, with a central hollow, 8 metres in diameter and 0.8 metres deep, and a modern marker cairn, 1 metre high, on the south side". Lethbridge p.62-3 suggests possible ruins of chambered cairn (diagram p.59).


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