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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Great Links Tor Cairn
Country: England County: Devon Type: Cairn
Nearest Town: Okehampton  Nearest Village: Sourton / Lydford
Map Ref: SX5491686496
Latitude: 50.660017N  Longitude: 4.054043W
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
3 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
3 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
2 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
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Great Links Tor Cairn
Great Links Tor Cairn submitted by TheCaptain : Great Links Tor Cairn Dartmoor, Devon SX549865 The remains of a large cairn can be found on the southwest slopes of Great Links Tor, about 15m diameter. There is a large depression in its middle, with some fairly large stones laying randomly around, perhaps the remains of a chamber or kist. (Vote or comment on this photo)
The remains of a large cairn can be found on the southwest slopes of Great Links Tor, about 15m diameter.

There is a large depression in its middle, with some fairly large stones laying randomly around, perhaps the remains of a chamber or kist.

Update October 2019: This cairn is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entry for the Great Links Tor Cairn, which tells us there is variation in the sizing of the cairn from various sources: "(this is a) cairn with a hollow in centre. Diameter 17.5m, height 1.6m. ... (Grinsell) 18.0m diameter, 1.4m high. Siting - hillspur. ... (Gerrard) cairn mound measures 19m in diameter and stands up to 1.5m high. An irregular shaped hollow in the centre of the mound, measuring 4m long, 3m wide and up to 1.3m deep, suggests partial early excavation or robbing".

The cairn is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 440566 and on the Devon and Dartmoor HER as MDV4653 (Round cairn 310 metres south-south-west of Great Links Tor).

The cairn is also scheduled as Historic England List UD 1007628 (Round cairn 310m SSW of Great Links Tor).
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Great Links Tor Cairn
Great Links Tor Cairn submitted by TheCaptain : Great Links Tor Cairn Dartmoor, Devon SX549865 (Vote or comment on this photo)

Great Links Tor Cairn
Great Links Tor Cairn submitted by TheCaptain : Great Links Tor Cairn, Dartmoor, Devon SX549865 (Vote or comment on this photo)

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SX5586 : Great Links Tor viewed from Kitty Tor by Tim Hardy
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SX5586 : Great Links Tor by Guy Wareham
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