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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Giant's Hill West Alternative Name: Giant's Hill W
Country: England County: Devon Type: Cist
Nearest Town: Princetown  Nearest Village: Meavy
Map Ref: SX59446675
Latitude: 50.483660N  Longitude: 3.982612W
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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Giant's Hill West
Giant's Hill West submitted by Anne T : The Giant's Hill West cist, submitted on behalf of Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks. Photograph taken on 17th July 2016. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Cist in Devon

Information about the Giant's Hill West Cist comes from the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website. Their notes tell us this site comprises: "The cist is situated at the wsw end of the cairn, is 1.4m by 0.7m by 0.3m deep and is orientated ne-sw".

The PDW web page gives links to further information on Pastscape, Monument Number 1358033, which adds that this site comprises: "a fragmentary cist within the denuded remains of a cairn on the moderate W facing hillside above Mill Corner. The NE endstone and SE sidestone remain in situ giving approximate internal dimensions of 0.6m by 1.4m and 0.2m deep. There is no trace of the other side stones nor the coverstone in the immediate area."

The site is also recorded on the Heritage Gateway for Devon & Dartmoor; see MDV55396 (Cairns on Giant's Hill). They date the cist from the Early Neolithic to the Late Bronze Age (4000BC to 701BC) and the cairn to the Bronze Age (2200BC to 701BC). This site is also scheduled as Historic England List ID 1010981 (Enclosed stone hut circle settlement and three round cairns on Giant's Hill).
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