<< Text Pages >> Bellever Tor 8 - Cairn in England in Devon

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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Bellever Tor 8 Alternative Name: Black Newtake East 5; Black Newtake (E) No 5; Black Newtake E 5
Country: England County: Devon Type: Cairn
Nearest Town: Princetown  Nearest Village: Two Bridges
Map Ref: SX63847572
Latitude: 50.565321N  Longitude: 3.923906W
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
1 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.
3 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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Ruined cairn and possible cist in Devon

This site, Black Newtake (E) No. 5 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist, is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks website and is part of their "Lakehead Hill Walk". Their notes tell us that "this (the Black Newtake) area is very overgrown and apart from some mounds it is difficult to locate the cairns."

Further information on this cairn with possible cist can also be found on the Pastscape website, see Monument Number 442660, which says this is the "ruins of a cist within a ruined mound and the remains of a 20 ft diameter retaining circle." and that the site sits "on a slight southern slope (in moorland) at 365m OD .... a single stone is set on the edge on the north west perimeter. In the centre of the cairn, which has been disturbed, there is a stone, 0.4m long, possibly the end of a stone cist."

The Heritage Gateway for Devon & Dartmoor HER number MDV5950 dates the cairn to the Bronze Age (2200BC to 701BC). HER also says this cist has an alternative name is "cairn 8 south-west of Bellever Tor", although this has not yet been added to the alternative list of names.

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 139m NNE 20° Bellever Tor 6* Cist (SX63897585)
 233m E 98° Bellever Tor 10* Cist (SX64077568)
 311m N 2° Bellever Tor 4* Ring Cairn (SX63867603)
 347m N 10° Bellever Tor 3* Cairn (SX63917606)
 367m SW 223° Bellever Tor 9* Cist (SX63587546)
 626m NNE 27° Bellever Tor 2* Cairn (SX6414076270)
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 1.3km NNE 29° Bellever Tor N Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX64487682)
 1.3km SE 144° Dunnabridge Pound* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX64617462)
 1.4km WSW 245° Muddy Lakes Newtake Cairn (SX62587518)
 1.4km ESE 103° Laughter Tor row 2* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX65207538)
 1.4km ESE 102° Laughter Tor Longstone* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX65227538)
 1.4km NE 43° Bellever Tor NE Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX64867675)
 1.6km ESE 103° Laughter Tor row 1* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX65377532)
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 1.7km NNE 24° Lakehead Hill South Hut Circle* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX6459177291)
 1.8km NNE 15° Lakehead Hill 6* Cairn (SX6435877467)
 1.8km NNE 14° Lakehead Hill 5* Stone Circle (SX6434677486)
 1.9km NNE 26° Lakehead Hill Cairn 7* Cairn (SX6471477389)
 1.9km NNE 26° Lakehead Hill SE Stone Row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX64707740)
 2.0km NNE 15° Lakehead Hill* Stone Row / Alignment (SX644776)
 2.0km NNE 18° Lakehead Hill E* Stone Row / Alignment (SX6449577603)
 2.0km NNE 14° Lakehead Hill W* Stone Row / Alignment (SX6437977653)
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