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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Goldsmith Cross E1 Alternative Name: Goldsmith's Cross Cist (E1); Fox Tor Mires E; Butler Goldmith's Cross E1
Country: England County: Devon Type: Cist
Nearest Town: Princetown  Nearest Village: Whiteworks
Map Ref: SX61877040
Latitude: 50.517044N  Longitude: 3.949732W
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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Information about this cists comes from the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) - see their entry for the Goldsmith's Cross E.1. Cist. Sitting around 230 metres north east of Goldsmith's Cross E.3. Cist, their notes tell us: "the mound 0.1m high at best surrounds a slightly wedge-shaped cist of which only the sides, one composed of two stones, and an end are visible. The missing slab is probably buried in place".

There is no entry on Pastscape for this cist although a record exists on the Heritage Gateway for Devon & Dartmoor MDV61775 (Cairn 330 metres north-east of Fox Tor Mire Cross) which says this "cairn and cist is sited 330 metres north east of Fox Tor Mire Cross" and dates the cist from the Early Neolithic to the Late Bronze Age (4000BC to 701BC). They record: "clear remains of cairn with cist. One side and one end stone of cist are in place. The western side stone may be beneath the turf, but the southern end stone and cover stone are missing. The internal dimensions of the cist are approximately 0.53 x 0.58 x 0.45 meters (1 foot 9 inches x 1 foot 11 inches x 1 foot 6 inches). Immediately around cist there was a backing of comparatively large flat stones ..... This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites".

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Nearby Images from Geograph Britain and Ireland:
SX6170 : Foxtor Mires as seen from Whiteworks by Patrick GUEULLE
by Patrick GUEULLE
SX6170 : Goldsmith's Cross by Guy Wareham
by Guy Wareham
SX6170 : Old Wayside Cross near Foxtor Mires, Dartmoor Forest Parish by Alan Rosevear
by Alan Rosevear
SX6170 : A Way Across Foxtor Mires? by Tony Atkin
by Tony Atkin
SX6170 : Whiteworks - Dartmoor by Richard Knights
by Richard Knights

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