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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Hentor Warren Alternative Name: Hen Tor Warren 4; Grinsell Shaugh Prior 29; Turner E47; Dixon 12
Country: England County: Devon Type: Cairn
Nearest Town: Princetown  Nearest Village: Cadover Bridge
Map Ref: SX5963265777
Latitude: 50.474961N  Longitude: 3.979542W
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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Hentor Warren
Hentor Warren submitted by davep : The Hentor Warren (Shavercombe) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist from the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website. Photograph taken 13th August 2017. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Cairn in Devon

This site is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks website as Hentor Warren (Shavercombe) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist. It is described as being "on the slope north of Hen Tor at 395.0m OD is the remains of a cairn with a cist. The cairn measures 5.6m in diameter and 0.6m in height with a few stones of a cairn circle 3.2m in diameter remaining on the west side. The cist is 1.2m by 0.4m and 0.5m deep with a coverstone 1.6m by 1.1m at its maximum. Also see PDW's Guide to the Hentor & Shavercombe Brook Cists.

Further information can also be found on the Pastscape website, see Monument Number 438797. The Heritage Gateway for Devon & Dartmoor HER number MDV3492(Cairn with cist at Shavercombe), dates both the cairn and cist from the Early Neolithic to the Late Bronze Age (4000 BC to 701 BC). The cairn is also scheduled as part of Historic England List Entry No. 1012214 (One of a number of cairns with cists south of Shavercombe Brook).
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