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Submitted by caradoc68 on Monday, 02 June 2014  Page Views: 1717

Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Cairns North of Roos Tor Alternative Name: Butler 31.19.2; Grinsell Peter Tavy 34
Country: England County: Devon Type: Cairn
Nearest Town: Merrivale  Nearest Village: Princetown
Map Ref: SX5488477645
Latitude: 50.580464N  Longitude: 4.051031W
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:
2Not Good
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.
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

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Cairns North of Roos Tor
Cairns North of Roos Tor submitted by caradoc68 : Small hole dug in to one side of the cairn that has revealed the stones that make up the cairn before the excavations was abandoned in 1898 because of bad weather. (Vote or comment on this photo)
There are remains of a couple of cairns on the top of the raise, on the ridgetop about halfway between Roos Tor and Langstone Moor stone circle

The bigger of the two cairns at SX5488477645. Is very hard to see. It lies 41m away from its smaller twin cairn and is only visible by a small pile of rocks to one side of the Cairn being 15 metres in diameter. All the cairn cover seems to have disappeared leaving only the platform where it once stood.

The smaller cairn of the two, is at SX5488177658. Both were examined by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1898 but the excavation was called off because of a nasty rainstorm.

Update November 2019: These cairns are featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entry for the Roos Tor N. Cairn. Both cairns are recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 439803, and this cairn as MDV4116 (Round cairn on Langstone Moor) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER.

The cairns are scheduled, but Historic England gives slightly different grid references; see: Historic England List Entry No. 1007552 (smaller cairn at SX 54885 77653), and as List Entry No. 1007553 (larger cairn at SX 54836 77640). Pastscape gives the grid references as SX 5484 7764 and SX 5488 7766.
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Cairns North of Roos Tor
Cairns North of Roos Tor submitted by Bladup : The Eastern Cairn, North of Roos Tor, The slight hump of the Western Cairn is visible in the background on the right (2 comments - Vote or comment on this photo)

Cairns North of Roos Tor
Cairns North of Roos Tor submitted by Bladup : The Western Cairn, North of Roos Tor (Vote or comment on this photo)

Cairns North of Roos Tor
Cairns North of Roos Tor submitted by caradoc68 : You can just see the Cairn platform with Little Miss Tor in the back ground. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Nearby Images from Geograph Britain and Ireland:
SX5477 : Cairn, North West of Roos Tor by Chris Andrews
by Chris Andrews
SX5477 : Cairn north of Roos Tor by Guy Wareham
by Guy Wareham
SX5477 : Rock outcrop, on Langstone Moor by Roger Cornfoot
by Roger Cornfoot
SX5577 : The Track to Langstone Moor by Tony Atkin
by Tony Atkin
SX5477 : View towards Roos Tor by jeff collins
by jeff collins

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