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HER Number:MDV5234
Name:Cist with Retaining Stone Circle 200 metres north of Avon Dam Reservoir

Summary

Remains of a prehistoric cist, a small stone-lined burial pit, with a retaining stone circle.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 678 656
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Two joining enclosures with seven hut circles and stone circle with cist 200 metres north of the Avon Dam Reservoir

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/54
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN CIRCLE (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

Worth, R. H., 1949, Sixty Eighth Report on Barrows, 54 (Article in Serial). SDV146939.

Kistvaen on the right of the Brockhill stream, south-west of Brockhill Ford. The kist has been considerably disturbed. About a dozen stones of the retaining circle remain.


Davidson, C. + Seabrook, R., 1973, Stone Rings on south-east Dartmoor, 28, Fig. 9 (Article in Serial). SDV345864.

Circle is ruinous, reconstructed as an ellipse. It is just out of immediate danger from the reservoir.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 138 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visit 11th October 1975. Dean Prior 2. Fairly clost set ellipse of about 12 stones enclosing a cist. Diameter 7.0 metres, stone 0.3 metres.


The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Unit, 1985, The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV340940.

Not visible on aerial photographs.


Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Small orthostatic circle, diameter 7.5 metres, with central cist.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Unknown, SX66NE21 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV146940.

Site visit 3rd May 1950. Cist with retaining circle, two end stones firmly set in ground. Two side stones lean inwards. Coverstone lies to south-east of cist but still inside retaining circle. 12 stones remain in circle, only one is standing.
Site visit 4th July 1977. cist and coverstone visible, also stone circle. No trace of any cairn.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1949. Sixty Eighth Report on Barrows. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 81. Unknown. 54.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown. SX66NE21. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Article in Serial: Davidson, C. + Seabrook, R.. 1973. Stone Rings on south-east Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 31. Paperback Volume. 28, Fig. 9.
  • Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 138.
  • Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume.
  • Interpretation: The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Unit. 1985. The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project. The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project. Map (Paper).

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2015 10:15AM