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Blackaton Down N. Cairn

Blackaton Down N. Cairn

Photo taken on 19-08-2017

Database entries

OS Map: SX 70683 79094
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV7413
Megalithic Portal: 16633
Alternate name: Blackaton Down N.
Short Name: CN Blackaton N
Butler map: 20.12.1
Butler Vol 5: p.193 & Fig.137
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 13.0 x 1.0
Lidar: SX 70683 79094
Nearest Bus Stop (Minor): Widecombe in the Moor Car Park (2.6 km) [Route: 271]
Nearest Bus Stop (Major): Warren House Inn (3.7 km) [Route: 171]
Nearby sites: SX 70683 79094


The earthwork remains of two Bronze Age cairns. 'B' is a cairn 42 feet in diameter and 3 feet high. Cairn with small hollow towards centre. Butler Volume 1 Map 20.12.


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