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HER Number:MDV3365
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Sheepstor

Summary

Approx 17 degs. Se of summit of legis tor, and at a distance of 200m; remains of kist with two sidestones but no endstones. Eastern sidestone still firmly set but western has been displaced. Coverstone lies to south. Cist opened 1896 but no yield. It was originally covered by a barrow (worth).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 573 654
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/70
  • Old SAM County Ref: 592
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 22289
  • Old SAM Ref: 10589

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Unknown, Unknown (Migrated Record). SDV331.

Examined by the dartmoor exploration committee during 1895, but no artefacts were recovered (mpp).


Turner, J. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37204.

Platform circle. Ring of kerb stones, 3m internal diam, enclosing flat-topped cairn.0.4m high with central cist. Much disturbed (turner).


WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

Approx 17 degs. Se of summit of legis tor, and at a distance of 200m; remains of kist with two sidestones but no endstones. Eastern sidestone still firmly set but western has been displaced. Coverstone lies to south. Cist opened 1896 but no yield. It was originally covered by a barrow (worth).


Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV229294.

Vis=22/7/1965 (ancient monuments) cist ese of legis tor. Large cist lying on a shoulder of hillside, with possible traces of barrow around it. Diameter 4.5m.


AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV229295.

Vis=21/9/1975 (grinsell) cairn containing cist placed sse/nnw, capstone at s. Excavated 1896 without result. Diameter 5.5m, height 0.4m (am).


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV229298.

Not visible 1946 raf verticals (rchm app 1985).


AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV229299.

Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments) 6m diam, 0.3m high cairn with cist 0.9m by 0.6m by 0.35m deep (am).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV229303.

Osa=sx56ne67/photograph.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV229304.

Worth, r. H. /tda/33(1901)118-119/20th report of the barrow committee.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV229305.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)167/sheepstor 22.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV229306.

Worth, r. H (1890) "the moorland plym", trans. Plymouth inst.10 (303?).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV229307.

Worth, r. H (1932) tda 64, pl. Iii(view).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV229308.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)76/e43.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV229309.

Des=mpp/130882.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=31/5/1950 (os) the description by worth is accurate. The barrow is 4.5m in diameter and 0.4m high (os).


Robinson, R., 1983, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1983 (Un-published). SDV345762.

DES=VIS=3/8/1983 (ROBINSON) DOE FMW VISIT.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
  • Report - Survey: AM.
  • Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
  • Migrated Record:
  • Report - Survey: AM.
  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record: Unknown. Unknown. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record:
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1983. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1983. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
  • Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..
  • Migrated Record: WORTH.

Associated Monuments

MDV16573Related to: Ashburton to Tavistock routemarker (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2015 3:51PM