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Submitted by thecaptain on Monday, 26 January 2009  Page Views: 4030

Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Cosdon Hill cairn 9 Alternative Name: Cosdon Hill N4; Grinsell South Tawton 10; Butler (map 40.9)
Country: England County: Devon Type: Round Cairn
Nearest Town: Okehampton  Nearest Village: Sticklepath
Map Ref: SX63419250
Latitude: 50.716034N  Longitude: 3.936164W
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
2 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
5

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Cosdon Hill cairn 9
Cosdon Hill cairn 9 submitted by thecaptain : The round cairn on the northwestern slopes of Cosdon Hill. Viewed here looking west over Belstone Common, some of the surrounding stones can be seen in amongst the long grass. (Vote or comment on this photo)
This cairn on the north western slopes of Cosdon Hill is marked on the DEFRA Magic Map, and it has been suggested that perhaps I had found this when I thought I had found a stone circle. So, the first thing to do is to find and identify this cairn.

After a bit of searching round by estimating my position with the map, I found nothing. So I resorted to my gps, and after a while, I found the cairn, not exactly where it has been recorded, but not far away. The cairn is exactly as it is described in its description, about 7 metres diameter, up to 0.8 metres high, with several edge set stones around its southern edge. It also seems to be surrounded by a ring of small stones.

So this rules out the cairn theory for the possible stone circle.

Update December 2019: This cairn is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entry for the Cosdon Hill Encircled Cairn.The cairn is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 1394823, as MDV13064 (Round cairn on Cosdon Hill, 1010 metres north of Cosdon Beacon), and scheduled as Historic England List Entry No. 1020244 (Round cairn on Cosdon Hill, 1010m north of Cosdon Beacon).
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Cosdon Hill cairn 9
Cosdon Hill cairn 9 submitted by thecaptain : The round cairn on the northwestern slopes of Cosdon Hill. Viewed here looking north, some of the edge set kerb stones can be seen in amongst the long grass. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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SX6392 : Foxes' Holt, Cosdon - Dartmoor by Richard Knights
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SX6392 : Open Moorland by Tony Atkin
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SX6392 : Moorland near Cosdon Hill by Derek Harper
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SX6392 : Boggy moorland near Cosdon Hill by Derek Harper
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 141m N 7° Sticklepath stone circle* Stone Circle (SX63439264)
 1.0km SSE 167° Cosdon Hill Summit Cairns* Cairn (SX63619149)
 1.1km E 88° Eight Rocks* Stone Circle (SX645925)
 1.3km SE 133° Cosdon Hill Cairn Circle* Stone Circle (SX64339159)
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 1.7km NNE 15° Sticklepath Boundary Marker* Marker Stone (SX6388694135)
 1.8km WNW 303° Belstone Ring Cross* Ancient Cross (SX6192793500)
 1.8km ENE 69° Ramsley Stone Row / Alignment (SX651931)
 2.0km NE 55° South Zeal Cross* Ancient Cross (SX6505793594)
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 2.2km W 277° Nine Stones (Belstone)* Stone Circle (SX6123192844)
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 2.3km N 352° Belstone Boundary Marker* Marker Stone (SX6314994770)
 2.5km NE 47° Moon's Cross* Ancient Cross (SX6525194125)
 2.6km WSW 242° Winter Tor* Cist (SX6110291335)
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 2.8km NE 41° St Andrew's Cross (South Tawton)* Ancient Cross (SX65289453)
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Re: Cosdon Hill cairn 9 by coldrum on Monday, 26 January 2009
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This might be the Pastscape record for this site:

http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1394823
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