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HER Number:MDV3423
Name:Round cairn 100 metres south of Down Tor

Summary

The kistvaen stands in a small barrow or cairn (diam 4m, heig 300mm). The two sidestones and the one endstone all lean inward. The coverstone (leng 1.8m widt 0.9m) lies to the south of the cist. The direction of length of the cist (inside leng 0.7m, widt 0.45m) at ground level is nearly east-west.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 580 692
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/119
  • Old SAM Ref: 24087

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROUND CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Unknown, Unknown (Migrated Record). SDV331.

Vis=25/5/1993 (gerrard) cairn containing cist. Mound measures 4.3m diam and stands up to 0.3m high. Centre mound has been partially excavated to reveal a cist orientated ew. Interior of cist measures 0.7m by 0.45m by 0.5m deep. Capstone measures 1.8m by 0.9m wide, has been displaced, and now lies a short distance s of the cist (mpp).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=6/9/1972 (grinsell) remains of cairn containing cist placed almost e/w. Diameter 4.5m.


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

Vis=28/3/1979 (os) a small cairn. Diameter 4.3m. Cist measures 1.6m by 0.9m externally.


DIAM 4M, HEIG 300MM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252557.

The kistvaen stands in a small barrow or cairn (diam 4m, heig 300mm). The two sidestones and the one endstone all lean inward. The coverstone (leng 1.8m widt 0.9m) lies to the south of the cist. The direction of length of the cist (inside leng 0.7m, widt 0.45m) at ground level is nearly east-west.


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252561.

Not visible 1946 raf verticals (rchm app 1985).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252563.

Osa=sx56ne14/plan,section,photograph.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252564.

Copeland, g. W. /tda/84(1938)330/21st report of the plymouth and district branch.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252565.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)175.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252566.

Worth, r. H. /tda/80(1948)80 and pl. I.(plan and view).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252567.

Des=mpp/133163.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record:
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record: DIAM 4M, HEIG 300MM.
  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record: Unknown. Unknown. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV61957Related to: Tor cairn 60 metres south-east of Down Tor (Monument)
MDV28532Related to: Two stone hut circles 160 metres south of Down Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 30 2015 4:17PM