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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Hentor B Alternative Name: Hen Tor B; Hen Tor N3; Grinsell Shaugh Prior 28; Dixon 51; Lethbridge Shavercombe Cist B
Country: England County: Devon Type: Cairn
Nearest Town: Princetown  Nearest Village: Sheepstor / Cadover Bridge
Map Ref: SX5956765806
Latitude: 50.475206N  Longitude: 3.980468W
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
no data Ambience:
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4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
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 B
Hentor B submitted by davep : The Hentor B Cist from the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website. Photograph taken 13th August 2017. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Cairn and cist in Devon

This site is one of 7 cairns marked on the OS map and spread in a roughly east-west direction across the top of Hentor Warren. It is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks website as the Hentor (Hen Tor) B Cist. 100 metres south of Hentor A, the PDW notes tell us this is: "The cairn measures 4.7m in diameter and 0.5m high. The cist, aligned north west to south east, measures 0.8m by 0.4m and is 0.3m deep. A probable coverstone 2.0m to the north measures 0.9m by 0.7m." Also see their Guide to the Hentor & Shavercombe Brook Cists.

Further information can also be found on the Pastscape website, see Monument Number 438791, which describes this as a cairn with cist dating to the Bronze Age. They tell us that this cairn and cist lie "on the scrub covered slope north of Hen Tor (Hentor) at approximately 388.0m OD (above sea level)."

The Heritage Gateway for Devon & Dartmoor HER number MDV3490 (CIST in the Parish of Shaugh Prior), dates the cist from the Early Neolithic to the Late Bronze Age (4000 BC to 701 BC) and adds that there are traces of a possible retaining kerb. This cairn and cist are also scheduled as part of Historic England List ID 1012213 (One of a number of cairns with cists south of Shavercombe Brook).
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Nearby Images from Geograph Britain and Ireland:
SX5965 : Shavercombe cist by Guy Wareham
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SX5966 : Shavercombe Waterfall by Guy Wareham
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SX5966 : The Valley Below Shavercombe Waterfall by Tony Atkin
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SX5965 : Hen Tor - Dartmoor by Richard Knights
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SX5966 : Shavercombe Brook by Ben Harris
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