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HER Number:MDV6342
Name:Cist 206 meters north-east of Fox Tor Mire Cross

Summary

Cist and retaining cairn circle north-east of Fox Tor Mire Cross. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 618 703
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric cist and retaining cairn circle north-east of Fox Tor Mire Cross

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/64
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN CIRCLE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • CIST (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1960 - 1977, SX67SW41 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV261951.

Cist and retaining circle. Western end stone of the cist leans slightly inwards, but otherwise this is a perfect cist, although the cover stone is missing. The cist is orientated north-west by south-east. The retaining circle consists of seven stones all standing. There is no sign of a barrow. 15/6/1960
A cairn circle and cist with no evidence of the cairn remaining. Cist measures 0.75 meters by 0.5 meters and is 0.4 meters deep. Two end stones and two side stones remain in situ, there is no cover stone. Seven stones of retaining circle remain. 12/8/1977 Other details: Including scale plan..


Fox, A., 1969, Swincombe Survey, 4 (Report - Survey). SDV250998.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 153 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Cairn at Fox Tor Mire with an oval retaining ring, enclosed cist placed south-east / north-west. The cairn measures 2.5 meters in diameter north to south and 2.0 meters west to east, and is 0.3 meters in height. (Visited 20/9/1975)


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible.


Probert, S. A. J., 1988, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV261955.

Ovoid cairn circle and cist on a gentle north-facing slope. The cairn circle, with seven upright granite slabs, measures 2.4 meters north-east to south-west by 1.7 meters north-west to south-east. It encloses the cist, orientated north-west to south-east, measuring 0.8 meters by 0.5 meters internally and with a depth of 0.4 meters. There is no trace of a cover stone or any cairn material.


Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 73 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Ring setting, 1.7 meters internal diameter, around central cist. Other details: D23.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Cairn circle and cist marked on the modern mapping. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

  • 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. 73.
  • Report - Survey: Fox, A.. 1969. Swincombe Survey. Unknown. 4.
  • Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
  • Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1988. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1960 - 1977. SX67SW41. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 153.
  • Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV61775Related to: Cairn 330 metres north-east of Fox Tor Mire Cross (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2015 10:29AM