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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Fordsland Ledge Chambered cairn
Country: England County: Devon Type: Chambered Cairn

Map Ref: SX57588888
Latitude: 50.682100N  Longitude: 4.017296W
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.
5 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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Fordsland Ledge Chambered cairn
Fordsland Ledge Chambered cairn submitted by Bladup : Fordsland Ledge Chambered cairn. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Fordsland Ledge Chambered cairn is 12.2m by 13.9m in diameter, in the middle of the cairn are the stones of a ruined chamber.

Update October 2019: This cairn is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entry for the Fordsland Ledge Chambered Cairn, which tells us: "It measures 12.2m by 13.9m in diameter and is 1.1m high. In a hollow in the centre are a number of large stones suggesting the possibility of a former cist or even a chamber, utilizing the natural outcrop as its base".

The cairn is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 440458 and as MDV3169 (Platform cairn 30 metres north-west of Fordsland Ledge) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER. The cairn is also scheduled as Historic England List ID 1010594 (Platform cairn 30m north west of Fordsland Ledge).
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Fordsland Ledge Chambered cairn
Fordsland Ledge Chambered cairn submitted by Bladup : Fordsland Ledge Chambered cairn looking south. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Fordsland Ledge Chambered cairn
Fordsland Ledge Chambered cairn submitted by Bladup : Fordsland Ledge Chambered cairn. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Fordsland Ledge Chambered cairn
Fordsland Ledge Chambered cairn submitted by Bladup : The moody ancient woodland of Black-a-tor-copse a little to the west of the cairn. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Fordsland Ledge Chambered cairn
Fordsland Ledge Chambered cairn submitted by Bladup : Fordsland Ledge Chambered cairn looking north. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Fordsland Ledge Chambered cairn
Fordsland Ledge Chambered cairn submitted by Bladup : Fordsland Ledge Chambered Cairn looking north west.

Fordsland Ledge Chambered cairn
Fordsland Ledge Chambered cairn submitted by Bladup : Fordsland Ledge Chambered cairn.

Fordsland Ledge Chambered cairn
Fordsland Ledge Chambered cairn submitted by Bladup

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