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Archerton, Newtake

Ring Cairn

<b>Archerton, Newtake</b>Posted by TMA EdImage © Peter Castle ©
Nearest Town:Ashburton (14km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   SX638788 / Sheet: 191
Latitude:50° 35' 32.64" N
Longitude:   3° 55' 28.04" W

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<b>Archerton, Newtake</b>Posted by TMA Ed


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Originally posted by Lubin as caption to photo
The kist is situated inside the newtake on the south side of the farm buildings. It is found by walking from Postbridge up the Drift Lane to where it joins the newtake wall.

From here follow the wall west then south west untill you come to a 90 degree corner. Follow south east to a leat [probably dry]. The kist is over the wall if you look north.

This is not the kist where the archer's wrist band was found, that kist is nearer to the farm buildings on Chittaford Down. This one is so called as it is in the newtake.
Posted by TMA Ed
11th October 2009ce
Edited 11th October 2009ce

On a cold and wet day I decided to take a photo of this cairn and cist, but could I find it? Could I hell! Considering it's not to far from Roundy Park Cairn and cist. There's nothing unusual itself about the site, except that when it was excavated there was charcoal and an archers wrist gaurd made of slate found within. doug Posted by doug
6th January 2005ce
Edited 7th January 2005ce