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HER Number:MDV5955
Name:Cist in Bellever Plantation

Summary

Cairn. Associated with cist. Included in 1955 spooner/dixon report: (lakehead bellever laughter), site no.15. Site no.3a in bellever plantation, lakehead (with sketch map) in dnp field report.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 646 783
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Remains of Bronze Age cist and former site of cairn in Bellever Plantation; remains consist of a single stone, 1.3 metres by 0.2 metres by 0.3 metres high
  • SHINE: Prehistoric barrow north east of Higher Barn

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/82
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=14/10/1975 (grinsell + spooner) in bellever plantation, diameter 5.5m and height uncertain. Formerly traces of cairn with retaining circle, enclosing cist, placed sse/nnw, of which only one side slab remains (grinsell).


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

Cairn. Associated with cist. Included in 1955 spooner/dixon report: (lakehead bellever laughter), site no.15. Site no.3a in bellever plantation, lakehead (with sketch map) in dnp field report.


NMR CITING OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV248972.

Vis=7/11/1979 (os) the remains of a cist. It consists of a single sidestone, partly buried and aligned nw/se, measuring 1.3m by 0.2m and 0.3m high. There is no surrounding cairn or trace of a retaining circle, both probably destroyed by afforestation (nmr citing os).


NMR CITING PROBERT, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV248973.

Vis=4/11/1993 (rchm) the monument is as recorded by ?os above, though the surrounding area has since been clear felled. The site is now protected by forestry commission antiquity markers (nmr citing probert).


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV248974.

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


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV248976.

Osa=sx67nw28/photo.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV248977.

Birkett dixon, c. E. /tda/84(1952)252/seventieth report on barrows.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV248978.

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


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV248979.

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


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV248980.

Prowse, a. B. /tda/23(1891)313/the ancient metropolis of dartmoor.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV248981.

Worth, r. H. /tda/68(1936)50.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV248982.

Des=probert, s. A. J/(4/11/1993)/rchme field investigation.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV248983.

Des=gerrard, s. /(-/-/2002)/mpp alternative action report.


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

Vis=-/-/1976 (turner) only slight traces can be seen; the cist has one side stone alone remaining. Not investigated, has been planted over.


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

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record: LAKEHEAD BELLEVER LAUGHTER.
  • Report - Survey: NMR CITING OS.
  • Report - Survey: NMR CITING PROBERT.
  • Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
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  • Leaflet: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2014. Bellever: An Archaeological Landscape. Dartmoor National Park Authority Publication. A5 Stapled.
  • Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2015 10:20AM