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Dartmoor Site: Roos Tor N. Cairn

Roos Tor N. Cairn

Roos Tor N. Cairn

Photo taken on 25-06-2018

Database entries

OS Map: SX 54838 77646
OS Source: Garmin
HER: MDV4116
Megalithic Portal: 35802
Alternate name: Langstone Moor S.2
Short Name: CN Langston S2
Butler map: 31.19.2
Grinsell: PETER TAVY 34
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 5.8 x 0.3
Lidar: SX 54838 77646
Nearest Bus Stop: Merrivale Dartmoor Inn (2.5 km) [Route: 98,171,172]
Nearby sites: SX 54838 77646


"Two round barrows on Peter Tavy Great Common. (A) SX54847764 A flat topped stony mound, probably a cairn, about 12m E-W by 11m transversely and of 0.6m maximum height. There is no apparent kerb and the edges are ill-defined. It is predominantly turf-covered but a small area of stones is exposed in the NW quadrant presumably the site of the 1899 excavation.(B) SX54887765 Located 45m ENE of 'A' or probable cairn visible as a turf covered mound about 5m in diameter and 0.3m high. No kerb is evident and the centre has been disturbed. The mounds are both quite prominently situated on the summit of a gently domed ridge of rough grassland which is generally devoid of surface stone." Previously listed on HER as 4120 - presumably deleted as a duplicate of 4116.


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