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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Hentor C Alternative Name: Hen Tor C; Shavercombe C; Turner D14; Dixon 52; Butler Hen Tor 6; Grinsell Shaugh Prior 27
Country: England County: Devon Type: Cairn
Nearest Town: Princetown  Nearest Village: Sheepstor / Cadover Bridge
Map Ref: SX5960065874
Latitude: 50.475825N  Longitude: 3.980029W
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 C
Hentor C submitted by davep : The Hentor (Shavercombe C) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist from the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website, site no. 352. Photograph taken on 13th August 2017. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Cairn 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. Some 200 metres to the north of Hentor A and 100 north of Hentor B, it is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks website as the Hentor (Shavercombe C) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist. Their notes tell us this is: "The cairn is 5.2m in diameter and 0.7m high with the remains of a retaining circle. The cist is 1.1m by 0.6m and 0.6m deep with a stone floor; it is aligned north west/south east".

Further information can also be found on the Pastscape website, see Monument Number 438788, which dates this cairn with cist to the Bronze Age. They describe the site as being "to the west of Shavercombe Brook, on a north west facing slope at approximately 373.0m OD (above sea level) .... the retaining kerb is 4.9m N to S by 4.7m in diameter and 0.3m high."

The Heritage Gateway for Devon & Dartmoor HER number MDV3503(CIST in the Parish of Shaugh Prior), dates the cairn from the Early Neolithic to the Late Bronze Age (4000 BC to 701 BC), and it is also scheduled as Historic England List Entry No. 1012211 (Cairn with a cist south-east of Shavercombe Tor).
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Hentor Cairn Circle
Hentor Cairn Circle submitted by davep : The Hentor (Shavercombe) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist from the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website, site no. 311. Photograph taken on 13th August 2017. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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