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HER Number:MDV3216
Name:Round cairn and stone cist 310m south of Walla Brook

Summary

Round cairn and stone cist situated on a gentle north facing slope overlooking Walla Brook. The cairn mound is flat topped, measures 9 metres in diameter and stands up to 0.5 metres high. A hollow in the centre of the mound, suggests previous robbing or partial excavation. Within the hollow, and situated on the south side, is a stone cist. The two end stones and the southern side stone are still in their original position.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 537 841
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX58SW9
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/29
  • Old SAM County Ref: 553
  • Old SAM Ref: 20340
  • Pastscape: 440687

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROUND CAIRN (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • CIST (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX58SW9, Plan of cist included (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV214670.

An earthen and stone mound 8.5 metres in diameter and 0.7 metres in height. The cairn has been dug into in the centre to a depth of 0.5 metres and a cist exposed. The cist is almost completely filled with earth and has only a depth of 0.15 metres from the top of the stones. Possible two stones are in position and what appears to be the southern side stone lies in the centre of the cist. No sign of the other side stone and the capstone is also missing. The condition of the cairn is good, the cist is ruinous. The cist does not lie in the centre of the cairn but at a point 1.5 metres from the south of the centre.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 159 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(22/6/1974) Cairn, to north-east of White Hill, enclosing a cist placed east-south-east by west-north-west. South-west side slab is missing. Diameter of the cairn is 8.0 metres, height 0.6 metres.


Robinson, R., 1982, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982 (Un-published). SDV345608.

Department of Environment Field Monument Warden site visit 26th August 1982.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on the Royal Air Force vertical aerial photographs.


English Heritage, 2008, Scheduled Ancient Monuments in Dartmoor National Park (GIS layer) (Interpretation). SDV346436.

Round barrow south of Walla Brook. Disturbed in the centre, with upper surface of the cist exposed. Diameter 7.6 metres, height 1.0 metres. (10/9/1964)
Flat topped cairn 9 metres diameter, 0.5 metres high with central hollow containing two end stones and southern side stone of a cist (estimated 1990).


English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

Despite evidence for partial excavation, the round cairn and stone cist 310m south of Walla Brook survive well and contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to the monument and the landscape in which they were constructed.
Details
This monument includes a round cairn and stone cist situated on a gentle north facing slope overlooking Walla Brook. The cairn mound is flat topped, measures 9m in diameter and stands up to 0.5m high. A hollow in the centre of the mound, suggests previous robbing or partial excavation. Within the hollow, and situated on the south side, is a stone cist. The two end stones and the southern side stone are still in their original position.
Amended 1993


National Monument Record, 2015, Pastscape (Website). SDV357603.

A cairn measuring 8.3 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high with the top of a cist exposed slightly off-centre in a small pit, 0.2 metres deep. The cist consists of a single inward leaning side-stone 0.8 metres long and two end-stones, 0.6 metres and 0.7 metres long. The present depth of the cist is 0.2 metres.
Surveyed at 1:10 000. (Citing Ordnance Survey 13/8/1979).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX58SW9. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. Plan of cist included.
  • Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 159.
  • Interpretation: English Heritage. 2008. Scheduled Ancient Monuments in Dartmoor National Park (GIS layer). Map (Digital).
  • Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1982. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
  • Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
  • National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
  • Website: National Monument Record. 2015. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2015 3:40PM