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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Aller Brook Alternative Name: Aller Brook East
Country: England County: Devon Type: Cist
Nearest Town: Princetown  Nearest Village: Dartmeet
Map Ref: SX67807168
Latitude: 50.529919N  Longitude: 3.866589W
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.
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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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Aller Brook
Aller Brook submitted by davep : The Aller Brook East Cist. Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, Site 444. Photograph taken 28th June 2018. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Cist in Devon

Information about the Aller Brook East Cist comes from Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website. Their notes tell us: "only the four sides of the cist remain (1.0 x 0.5m), orientated WNW. Around it are two or three flat slabs of the retaining circle but the cover stone has gone as have all traces of the mound."

The PDW web page gives links to further information on Pastscape, Monument Number 1100139, which adds that "Faint traces of the enclosing cairn are still visible as ground remains. However, it is difficult to confirm the interpretation of the three recumbant stones lying in an arc around the cist as the vestiges of a kerb."

The Heritage Gateway for Devon & Dartmoor HER number MDV20166 dates the cist from the Early Neolithic to the Late Bronze Age (4000BC to 701BC). Scheduled monument number 1020487, which includes "part of the Dartmeet coaxial field system and other archaeological remains on Holne Moor west and north west of Ventford Reservoir."
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