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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Royal Hill Cairns (SX621723) Alternative Name: Royal Hill E4; Grinsell Lydford 89; Turner E21; Royal Hill (N); Dixon 23; Butler (V4 65.5)
Country: England County: Devon Type: Cairn
Nearest Town: Princetown  Nearest Village: Princetown
Map Ref: SX6208272334
Latitude: 50.534476N  Longitude: 3.947459W
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.
4 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.
3 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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Royal Hill Cairns (SX621723)
Royal Hill Cairns (SX621723) submitted by Bladup : Royal Hill Cairn circle and cist at SX621723. (Vote or comment on this photo)
There are several cairns, many with cists still to be seen within them which can be found on the slopes of Royal Hill, to the southeast of Princetown.

See our Royal Hill Cairns page for an overview of all sites.

Update December 2019: This cist is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entry for the Royal Hill, Central Platform Cairn Circle and Cist, which tells us: "The cairn has an overall diameter of about 7.5m in diameter, and 0.6m high, with a flattish top. There are traces of an inner kerb 4.5m in diameter, and an outer one 5.7m across comprising boulders and slabs, the largest 1.5m long, 0.6m high, and 0.2m thick. The interior of the central cist is about 0.8m square with four stones up to 0.25m thick and 0.6m deep but the southern one overlaps the sides, is 1m long, and gives the cist its NW to SE alignment. This and the two end stones incline inwards; the northern one inclines slightly outwards. There is no cover stone".

The cist is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 443331, and as MDV6304 (Cist on Royal Hill) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER.
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Royal Hill Cairns (SX621723)
Royal Hill Cairns (SX621723) submitted by Bladup : Royal Hill Cairn circle and cist at SX621723. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Royal Hill Cairns (SX621723)
Royal Hill Cairns (SX621723) submitted by Bladup (Vote or comment on this photo)

Royal Hill Cairns (SX621723)
Royal Hill Cairns (SX621723) submitted by thecaptain : Royal Hill Cairn 4 Cairn 4, at SX621723, is fairly easily found as the remains stand fairly proud of the surrounding turf. It has a circular cairn, about 6 metres in diameter, with several kerbstones still in place. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Royal Hill Cairns (SX621723)
Royal Hill Cairns (SX621723) submitted by thecaptain : Royal Hill Cairn 4 In the centre is a large cist, about 1 metre square, with its capstone displaced to the edge of the cairn. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Nearby Images from Geograph Britain and Ireland:
SX6272 : Cairn and cist, Royal Hill by Guy Wareham
by Guy Wareham
©2009(licence)
SX6272 : Cairn and cist, Royal Hill by Guy Wareham
by Guy Wareham
©2009(licence)
SX6272 : A Muddy Ford by Tony Atkin
by Tony Atkin
©2014(licence)
SX6272 : Cairn at Royal Hill by Richard Knights
by Richard Knights
©2005(licence)
SX6172 : Sheep on Royal Hill by Guy Wareham
by Guy Wareham
©2009(licence)

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