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Originator:Sainsbury, I. S.
Summary:At SX63687945. Cairn visible as a turf covered stony mound, 7.8m in diameter and 0.5m height. Seems only slightly disturbed. A few stones are visible around the periphery but no true kerb. A central cist measured 1.5m NW-SE by 0.5m internally and is 0.7m deep. The NE slab is 1.5m long and 0.25m thick; the SW slab is 1.2m long 0.15m thick and the SE end slab 0.5m wide 0.2m thick. This end is formed by a `sandwich' of two slabs though, only the top of the outer one is evident, about 0.3m by 0.3m. The NW end slab is missing as is the corner slab. A large partly turf covered slab laid flat on top of the cairn in the NE may be the missing end slab as it is too small for a cover. (The stone recorded at the NW end by Worth, 1938 + ?os, 1978 is now laid loose in the bottom of the cist. It is 0.3m by 0.25m by 0.15m and appears too small to have been the NW end slab).

Associated Monuments (1)

MDV5932Cairn with cist on Chittaford Down (Monument)