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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Mis Tor Farm Alternative Name: Grinsell Lydford 37a; Turner B13
Country: England County: Devon Type: Cairn
Nearest Town: Tavistock  Nearest Village: Cudlipptown
Map Ref: SX56927594
Latitude: 50.565644N  Longitude: 4.021637W
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
no data Ambience:
2Not Good
0No data.
no data 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.
no data 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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Cairn in Devon

The Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks website includes information about the Mis Tor Farm Embanked Cairn Circle. Described as the "base of ancient tumulus, about 20m in diameter, may have formed a bound of the ancient boundary between Lydford and Walkhampton." The cairn sits 400 metres north-west of Mis Tor Farm.

Further details can be found in the Pastscape Record for this site, Monument Number 439712, which adds that that in 1977 this was found to be "a well preserved cairn located within the Prison Farm on the crest of a short ridge running south-east from Little Mis Tor. The site possesses magnificent views over West Devon and Cornwall. Overall the circular feature measures 20.5m in diameter and is a maximum of 0.9m high. It takes the form of a raised platform, slightly domed in the centre, approximately 0.5m above current ground level; it is enclosed by an unbroken bank which is 2.0m wide and stands 0.4m high above the platform. The bank contains several large boulders and slabs, especially on the south-west where they appear to form an interior facing. There is no sign of antiquarian delvings or wallstone quarrying."

The cairn is also recorded as MD15372 (Cairn 400 metres north-west of Mis Tor Farm) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER/.

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Nearby Images from Geograph Britain and Ireland:
SX5675 : Faint path up to Great Mis Tor by jeff collins
by jeff collins
SX5776 : Moorland above Blackbrook River by Derek Harper
by Derek Harper
SX5675 : Leaning Boundary Stone by Guy Wareham
by Guy Wareham
SX5675 : Path to Rundlestone by Derek Harper
by Derek Harper
SX5675 : View from the path to Great Mis Tor by jeff collins
by jeff collins

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