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Great Gnats Head Cairn

Great Gnats Head Cairn

Photo taken on 17-07-2016

Database entries

OS Map: SX 61657 67908
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV13177
Megalithic Portal: 45861
Alternate name: Great Gnats' Head Summit 4
Short Name: CN GreatGnats4
Butler map: 50.5.4
Grinsell: SHAUGH PRIOR 2
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cairn Class: Yes
Dimensions (m): 10.0 x 0.5
Lidar: SX 61657 67908
Nearby sites: SX 61657 67908


"A Bronze Age summit cairn, now badly disturbed by a conical walkers cairn built in the SW quadrant. It measures 8.5m in diameter, the outer slope is 0.3m high and the interior is scooped to a depth of 0.3m -small boulders and upright slabs are visible. The conical cairn is 2.6m in diameter and 1.5m high." Butler Volume 3 Map 50.5.


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