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Legis Tor Ossuary

Legis Tor Ossuary

Photo taken on 07-05-2018

Database entries

OS Map: SX 57573 65470
OS Source: Garmin
Megalithic Portal: 45857
Short Name: OS LegisTor
DPD page: 37
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Lethbridge
Cist Class: Maybe
Cairn Class: Maybe
Lidar: SX 57573 65470
Nearest Bus Stop: Meavy Primary School (3.6 km) [Route: 56]
Nearby sites: SX 57573 65470


An intriguing structure consisting of two very large parallel slabs on Legis Tor. Site discovered by Lethbridge who suggests it might be an ossuary. This is quite clearly a man made structure. The two very large parallel slabs look very much like they are an artificial construction rather than natural. One end has a clearly built up wall to form a structure. There is one larger end slab, very small in comparison to the side slabs - but it rests on a bunch of other slabs that look very much like they have been artificially placed. This is undoubtedly a prehistoric construction - a large cist or "ossuary" (receptacle for burials or cremations - a sort of tomb). No entries in HER or NMR. see Lethbridge p.37 diagram and photo.

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