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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Deadman's Bottom E Alternative Name: Deadman's Bottom 9; Langcombe Brook 9; Grinsell Shaugh Prior 11; Dixon 56; Deadman's E
Country: England County: Devon Type: Cairn
Nearest Town: Plymouth  Nearest Village: Whiteworks
Map Ref: SX6098466714
Latitude: 50.483705N  Longitude: 3.960849W
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
0no data
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Deadman's Bottom E
Deadman's Bottom E submitted by Anne T : Deadman's Bottom E cist, submitted on behalf of Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Cist in Derbyshire

Featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks website as one of a number of cairns, cists and hut circles in the area of land between Plym Steps, Erme Head, Langcombe Head, and Shavercombe Head, Deadman's Bottom E Cairn Circle and Cist is described as "cist (Listed as 'E' by Worth) found at Deadman's Bottom, Langcombe, by Mr. Button. Probable original dimensions, length 2ft 2 ins, width 1ft. 5ins. The stones barely show above the surface and the cover-stone is missing." ... "A well defined cairn 6.0m in diameter and 0.4m high with a cist in the top. This stone-lined cist measures 0.7m by 0.5m internally and 0.3 deep. Two of the side stones have fallen inwards."

Further information can also be found on the Pastscape website, see Monument Number 441650.

The Heritage Gateway for Devon & Dartmoor HER number MDV5122, adds that this cist is the easternmost of two cairns south east of Deadman's Bottom, that "the internal dimensions are rather uncertain since the south and easter stones leans inwards at 50 degrees with the horizontal and the north east stone leans inwards at an angle of 53 degrees." They date it to the Bronze Age (2200 BC to 701 BC).

This cist is also scheduled as Historic England List ID 1012289 (Cairn with a cist, the eastern one of two between Langcombe Brook and Deadman's Bottom).

Also see the PDW page for their Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists, which gives a list of all the cairns, cists and ring settings in this area, complete with links to their equivalent Portal site pages.
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Deadman's Bottom E
Deadman's Bottom E submitted by Bladup : Deadman's Bottom E, Cairn and cist. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Deadman's Bottom E
Deadman's Bottom E submitted by Bladup : Deadman's Bottom E, Cairn and cist and a stone of a circle that may once have surrounded the cairn. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Deadman's Bottom E
Deadman's Bottom E submitted by Bladup : Deadman's Bottom E, A mossy Cairn and cist. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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SX6066 : Deadmans Bottom by Guy Wareham
by Guy Wareham
SX6066 : Looking Up Deadmans Bottom by Tony Atkin
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SX6066 : Ring cairn and cist at Deadmans Bottom by Sandy Gerrard
by Sandy Gerrard
SX6066 : Langcombe Brook cist by Guy Wareham
by Guy Wareham
SX6066 : Stream leaving Deadmans Bottom by Derek Harper
by Derek Harper

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Re: Deadman's Bottom E by rogerkread on Thursday, 13 October 2016
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I think you'll find this is in Devon, not Derbyshire!
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    Re: Deadman's Bottom E by Anne T on Thursday, 13 October 2016
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    Yes - you're right! I had another email about this last night. Derbyshire is immediately above Devon in the drop-down list and I mis-keyed! Thanks for pointing this out.
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