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West Saddlesborough Cairn

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<b>West Saddlesborough Cairn</b>Posted by thesweetcheatImage © A. Brookes (3.2.2013)
Nearest Town:Plympton (7km S)
OS Ref (GB):   SX553634 / Sheet: 202
Latitude:50° 27' 6.97" N
Longitude:   4° 2' 18.62" W

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West Saddlesborough Cairn - 25.6.2004

See the page on the Stone Row & Cairn Circle for directions.

About 50 metres from the start point you should notice a cairn. It's possibly a rather ruined kerbed cairn.
pure joy Posted by pure joy
4th July 2004ce
Edited 4th July 2004ce

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Jeremy Butler (Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities Volume 3, 1994 Devon Books) has a brief description of this cairn:

Strangely, the large cairn (11.0 x 1.4m) has escaped comparatively lightly. Its top has been hollowed but part of the retaining circle remains despite the deep gouges into its base.

Pastscape (Fletcher MJ and Probert SAJ, 1997) has this:

SX55326346. The remains of a turf-covered cairn located on a west-facing slope at 253m above OD and adjacent to the line of the reave. It measures 8.9m to 10.5m across and is 0.8m high. Four or five kerb stones are visible mostly in the north-west quadrant; two are 0.4m high. The cairn has been disturbed and debris partially infills a robbing trench of the terminal reave

The cairn is scheduled.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
6th February 2013ce