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HER Number:MDV5841
Name:Cairn with cist on Lakehead Hill, Dartmoor Forest

Summary

Excavated c.1892, sherds of two pots found, probably bronze age, smaller has a rim probably of a coarse beaker of gorsey bigbury (in somerset) or related type. Flint instruments included three excellent scrapers, some wood charcoal but no traces of bone or bone ash. Sherds, scraper and flint in plymouth city museum (grinsell).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 642 777
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/9
  • Old SAM County Ref: 454D
  • Old SAM Ref: 28687.2

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.

Vis=est -/-/1997 (gerrard, s. ) cairn + cist forming part of a ritual complex on lakehead hill (mpp).


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

Vis=-/-/1976 (turner) only slight traces can now be seen. The cist is in perfect condition, however the cover stone is missing. When excavated, broken pottery, several flint scrapers and knives were found. Has not been planted over.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=7/9/1972 (grinsell) cist on lakehead hill in clearance on edge of plantation. Cist placed sse/nnw - all four slabs in position. Excavated c.1892, sherds of two pots found, probably bronze age, smaller has a rim probably of a coarse beaker of gorsey bigbury (in somerset) or related type. Flint instruments included three excellent scrapers, some wood charcoal but no traces of bone or bone ash. Sherds, scraper and flint in plymouth city museum (grinsell).


LAKEHEAD BELLEVER LAUGHTER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV248968.

Cist. Associated with cairn. Marked on os 6 in map. Included in 1955 spooner /dixon report: (lakehead bellever laughter), site no.9. Site no.9a in bellever plantation, lakehead (with sketch map) in dnp field report.


Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV263547.

Vis=-/7/1960 (ancient monuments) round barrows on lakehead hill. Rectangular cist about 914mm by 305mm in clearing of woodland beside path.


NMR CITING NEWMAN, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV263549.

Vis=22/11/1993 (rchm) cist sited on the nw, upper slopes of lakehead hill within its own clearing at the edge of conifer plantation. Constructed from 4 granite slabs of approximately 0.2m thick, set on their sides to form a rectangular chamber measuring internally 0.8m by 0.5m by 0.35m deep. The largest of the slabs is 1.35m long. The coverstone is now missing and all that remains of the associated cairn is a small stony mound on the n side of the cist (nmr citing newman).


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263552.

Not visible on raf 1951 ap (rchm app 1985).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263555.

Osa=sx67nw11/sketch plan.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263556.

Worth, r. H. /tda/30(1898)77-8,pl.1,2,/seventeenth report on barrows.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263557.

Worth, r. H. /tda/68(1936)49,pl.3,4,/fifty-fifth report on barrows.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263558.

Birkett dixon, c. E. /tda/84(1952)252/seventieth report on barrows,no.66.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263559.

Dnp/conservation of ancient monuments ms field report(1976).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263560.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)149.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263561.

Burnard, r. /vch. Devon/1(1906)361.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV263562.

Aph=raf/f63/58/6399/028-029.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263563.

Dcra/5.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263564.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities -the north/2(1991)50;fig 27.13.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263565.

Hemery, e. /high dartmoor/(1983)484.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263566.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities:the north/2(1991)50-51.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263567.

Des=newman, p. /(22/11/1993)/rchme field investigation.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV263568.

Des=mpp/144623.


Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2014, Bellever: An Archaeological Landscape (Leaflet). SDV357070.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record: LAKEHEAD BELLEVER LAUGHTER.
  • Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
  • Report - Survey: NMR CITING NEWMAN.
  • Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
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  • Migrated Record: Unknown. Unknown. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
  • Leaflet: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2014. Bellever: An Archaeological Landscape. Dartmoor National Park Authority Publication. A5 Stapled.
  • Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

Associated Monuments

MDV5930Related to: Stone alignment on Lakehead Hill (Monument)
MDV5873Related to: Stone alignment with cist on Lakehead Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV6643 - BEAKER (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC)
  • FDV6644 - SERRATED IMPLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC?)

Associated Events

  • EDV7388 - Archaeological condition survey in Bellever Woods
  • EDV7406 - Archaeological condition survey in Bellever Woods
  • EDV7431 - Woodland Survey (1989-90) at Bellever, Soussons and other woodland parcels

Date Last Edited:Nov 20 2017 12:03PM