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HER Number:MDV5126
Name:CIST in the Parish of Shaugh Prior

Summary

Kistvaen. Two side stones and the western end stone are in place, the eastern end stone has either been removed or has fallen out of upright, the point cannot be determined without excavation. Length of kistvaen cannot have exceeded 686mm, width is 559mm (both internal measurements) the depth cannot be ascertained. The cover stone is very irregular, due to purely natural causes, its greatest length is 1.397m and its greatest width is 1.067m. A low cairn surrounds the grave, margined by the remains of a retaining circle, some 4.877m to 5.486m in internal diameter (worth).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 612 663
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/42
  • Old SAM Ref: 10672

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CIST (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=19/9/1975 (grinsell) cairn with inner retaining circle c.5.0m in diameter, enclosing cist placed ese/wnw, with irregularly-shaped capstone. Diam 18.0m, height 0.4m (grinsell).


RCHME, CITING OS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV144518.

Vis=12/9/1978 (os) as described by worth, but the coverstone, 1m by 1.3m, has been replaced over the cist (rchme, citing os).


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV152075.

Vis=not visible on raf 1946-7 photos (rchm app 1985).


AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV152076.

Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments) mound 6m diameter, 0.4m high, with possible retaining kerb visible on n side. Cist 1.3m long, 0.7m wide, 0.4m deep (am).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152078.

Worth, r. H. /tda/63(1931)81/50th report on barrows.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152079.

Osa=sx66nw34/plan, photograph.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152080.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)163/shaugh prior 18.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152081.

Worth, r. H. /tda/66(1934)/fig.1 (map).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152082.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)74/e8.


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

Vis=17/5/1950 (os) the above descriptions and dimensions are accurate, with the exception of the retaining circle, which is doubtful (os).


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

Vis=platform circle. Ring of orthostats, 7m internal diam, encloses flat-topped cairn 0.3m high with central cist (turner).


WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

Kistvaen. Two side stones and the western end stone are in place, the eastern end stone has either been removed or has fallen out of upright, the point cannot be determined without excavation. Length of kistvaen cannot have exceeded 686mm, width is 559mm (both internal measurements) the depth cannot be ascertained. The cover stone is very irregular, due to purely natural causes, its greatest length is 1.397m and its greatest width is 1.067m. A low cairn surrounds the grave, margined by the remains of a retaining circle, some 4.877m to 5.486m in internal diameter (worth).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record: RCHME, CITING OS.
  • Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
  • Migrated Record:
  • Report - Survey: AM.
  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..
  • Migrated Record: WORTH.
  • Migrated Record:
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM