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Lower Piles Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Lower Piles Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Photo taken on 03-10-2011

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 64540 60262
OS Source: Google
NMR record: SX 66 SW 55
HER record: 4256
Megalithic Portal: 1108
PMD: Lower Piles
Alternate name: Piles Hill S.W.15
Short Name: CT:Lower Piles
Butler map: 53.11.15
Dixon Cist #: 38
Grinsell: HARFORD 8
Turner: D13
DPD page: 76
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 36 62
Dimensions (m): 5.4 x 0.3 C
Lidar: SX64546026
Notes: "A cist with a retaining circle, diameter 14 to 15 feet, of which seven stones still remain, lies about 150 yds south of the south east angle of Lower Piles enclosure. The cist measures 3 feet 7 inches in length by 1 foot 4 inches wide at the south-eastern end and 2 feet wide at the north western. The present depth is from 2 feet 9 inches to 3 feet. The cover-stone and the north-western end-stone are missing." Letchfield diagram p.76. Barrow Report 36 says "To the south-east, in the direction of the length of the kistvaen, stands a single large stone, about 100 feet distant; to the north-west, with its centre 110 feet away from the centre of the kistvaen, there is a small cairn of 20 feet diameter; this also is in the line of the length of the kistvaen." The stone is at SX 64518 60236 Butler Piles Hill S.W. - Vol. 4. Map 53.11.15 (p.33 diagram of cist & plan of cairns on Piles Hill p.30).
Nearby sites: SX64546026

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