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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Fox Tor Newtake South Alternative Name: Butler Ter Hill NW 2; Dixon 20; Grinsell Lydford 98
Country: England County: Devon Type: Cairn
Nearest Town: Plymouth  Nearest Village: Whiteworks
Map Ref: SX62867097
Latitude: 50.522400N  Longitude: 3.935986W
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
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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
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Fox Tor Newtake South
Fox Tor Newtake South submitted by davep : From Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, Fox Tor Newtake, South Cist. Photograph taken 18th May 2018. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Cairn and cist in Devon

Sitting 200 metres from Fox Tor Newtake North, this site is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks website as the Fox Tor Newtake, South Cist . It is described as "the turf-covered cairn is, at maximum, 3.9m in diameter and 0.3m in height. The cist, oriented NW/SE, is approximately 1.3m by 0.55m, and 0.75m deep, and now almost hidden by the SW side stone which has fallen inwards. The NE end stone is not evident but an 0.7m high upright granite post retains part of the mound on this NE side. There is no trace of the coverstone."

Further information can also be found on the Pastscape website, see Monument Number 443325, which tells us that "Investigations by Mr Burnard in 1905 were abandoned when a broken beer bottle was found at the base of a side stone."

The Heritage Gateway for Devon & Dartmoor HER number MDV6279, dates the cairn with cist to the Bronze Age (2200 BC to 701 BC). The scheduling information (Historic England List ID 1002592 (Two cairns with cists E of Whiteworks tin mine buildings)) also covers its neighbour, Fox Tor Newtake North Cist.
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