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Submitted by Anne T on Sunday, 16 October 2016  Page Views: 1626

Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Down Tor Cist Alternative Name: Grinsell Walkhampton 26; Dixon 93; Butler Down Tor South
Country: England County: Devon Type: Cist
Nearest Town: Princetown  Nearest Village: Sheepstor
Map Ref: SX58046929
Latitude: 50.506150N  Longitude: 4.003298W
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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Catrinm visited on 13th May 2022 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 3 Access: 3 Takes a bit of finding but got there in the end. Near to the circular enclosure on the lower slopes of Down Tor.

Down Tor Cist
Down Tor Cist submitted by Anne T : Down Tor cist, submitted on behalf of Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Cairn with cist in Devon

Lying some 600 metres to the west of Down Tor Cairn, this site is featured on Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks as Down Tor Cist.

Pastscape Monument Number 438538 describes this site as: "a small cairn of diameter 4.3m and height 0.3m containing the remains of a cist. This cist measures 1.6m by 0.9m externally, 1.0m by 0.6m internally and has a depth of 0.6m. It consists of two sidestones. one endstone and a displaced coverstone measuring 1.8m by 0.9m. It is orientated east-west .... on the southern slope of Down Tor at 33.5m OD .... on a shelf below the Tor rocks."

The Heritage Gateway for Devon & Dartmoor HER number MDV3423 dates the cairn to the Bronze Age (2200BC to 701BC) and adds that the cist is orientated almost east-west.

The cairn and cist are scheduled as Historic England List ID 1008642 (Round cairn 100m south of Down Tor).
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Nearby Images from Geograph Britain and Ireland:
SX5869 : Cist on south slope of Down Tor by Guy Wareham
by Guy Wareham
SX5869 : Down Tor by Derek Harper
by Derek Harper
SX5769 : Rocks near Down Tor by Derek Harper
by Derek Harper
SX5869 : Slopes below Down Tor by Derek Harper
by Derek Harper
SX5869 : Ponies, Down Tor by Chris Andrews
by Chris Andrews

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