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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Stennan Hill 1 Alternative Name: Butler Stennan Hill 1 (V2 29.11); Grinsell Lydford 47; Turner E13; Dixon 76
Country: England County: Devon Type: Cairn
Nearest Town: Princetown  Nearest Village: Postbridge / Two Bridges
Map Ref: SX6257377905
Latitude: 50.584662N  Longitude: 3.942593W
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:
5Superb
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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Stennan Hill 1
Stennan Hill 1 submitted by Anne T : The Stennan Hill 1 Cist, submitted on behalf of Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Cairn and cist in Devon

This site, Stennan Hill No 1 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist, is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks website.

Further information on this cairn with cist can also be found on the Pastscape website, see Monument Number 442552, which tells us this site is "a cairn containing a cist situated on a south east facing slope overlooking the valley of the Cherry Brook. The cairn measures 5.4 metres in diameter, stands up to 0.6 metres high and is surrounded by a kerb which includes one substantial orthostat which may once have stood upright. In the centre of the mound is a 1.05 metres long by 0.68 metres wide and 0.7 metres deep stone lined cist orientated NNE to SSW. On the south eastern edge of the cist is the displaced coverstone which measures 1.95 metres long by 1 metre wide and at least 0.18 metres thick. Scheduled." The record goes onto add that the cairn and cist are situated at 404m OD.

The cairn is also recorded as MDV5846 (CIST in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER, and scheduled as part of Historic England List Entry No. 1016638 (A partially enclosed stone hut circle settlement, two cairns containing cists and a post-medieval building 440m NNW of Powder Mills).
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Stennan Hill 1 submitted by Bladup : Stennan Hill 1 Cairn and Cist and it's very long Kerbstone (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Stennan Hill 1 submitted by Bladup : Stennan Hill 1 Cairn and Cist, The Large Capstone, Large Cist and Large Kerbstone (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Stennan Hill 1 submitted by Bladup : Stennan Hill 1 Cairn and Cist, A very nice Cist (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Stennan Hill 1 submitted by Bladup : Part of the Hut Circle found just to the South Of the Cairn and Cist (Vote or comment on this photo)

Stennan Hill 1
Stennan Hill 1 submitted by Bladup : Stennan Hill 1 Cairn and Cist, Cist! (Vote or comment on this photo)

Stennan Hill 1
Stennan Hill 1 submitted by Bladup : Stennan Hill 1 Cairn and Cist - Large Cist, Large Kerbstones

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 80m SSE 159° Stennan Hill 3* Cairn (SX62607783)
 589m E 95° Arch Tor* Cairn (SX63167784)
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 902m N 10° Hollowcome Cairn and Cist* Cist (SX62757879)
 1.4km WSW 251° Wistman's wood Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX61257750)
 1.4km WSW 247° The Druid’s Stone (Wistman’s Wood)* Natural Stone / Erratic / Other Natural Feature (SX6122677365)
 1.6km NE 51° Archerton Tennis Court cist* Cist (SX63847886)
 1.6km NE 34° Chittaford Down cairn circle and cist* Cist (SX6350179193)
 1.7km E 96° Lakehead Hill 2* Cist (SX6425077696)
 1.7km ESE 109° Lakehead Hill South West Stone Row / Alignment (SX64187730)
 1.8km ENE 58° Archerton Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX6410078800)
 1.8km E 93° Lakehead Cairn Circle 1* Ring Cairn (SX6435677766)
 1.8km ESE 102° Lakehead Hill 5* Stone Circle (SX6434677486)
 1.8km E 96° Lakehead Hill W* Stone Row / Alignment (SX6437977653)
 1.8km ESE 102° Lakehead Hill 6* Cairn (SX6435877467)
 1.8km E 98° Lakehead Hill* Stone Row / Alignment (SX644776)
 1.9km E 81° Kraps Ring* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX64427814)
 1.9km SE 142° Black Newtake Enclosure Ancient Village or Settlement (SX63707636)
 1.9km NE 34° Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle and Cist* Cairn (SX6368779463)
 1.9km E 97° Lakehead Hill E* Stone Row / Alignment (SX6449577603)
 2.1km SE 132° Bellever Tor Cairn one* Cist (SX6408976465)
 2.1km ESE 105° Lakehead Hill South Hut Circle* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX6459177291)
 2.2km ENE 76° Lakehead Newtake Cist* Cairn (SX64687838)
 2.2km NE 55° Archerton Newtake Cist* Cist (SX6438179105)
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