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HER Number:MDV8744
Name:Cairn and cist 430 metres north-east of Grimspound

Summary

Round cairn measuring 5.5 metres in diameter, height 0.6 metres, cist length 1.2 metres, width 0.9 metres. Well preserved retaining wall (12 stones visible, others clearly marked under the turf). There is a rectangular cist in the centre. The four wall stones are intact but the capstone has been moved to the north-west and the cist robbed.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 704 811
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/22
  • Old SAM County Ref: 859
  • Old SAM Ref: 24099

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=24/7/1972 (grinsell + beach) diameter 9.7m and height 0.4m. Cairn on hookney down with retaining circle 5.9m diameter, enclosing cist placed se/nw (grinsell).


WORTH 1902, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV304034.

The monument was originally a kistvaen covered by a cairn, surrounded by at least one circle of upright stones, with traces of a second circle, cist contained charcoal (worth 1902).


AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV304035.

Vis=13/1/1971(ancient monuments) round cairn.(diam 5.5m, heig 610mm, cist leng 1.2m, widt 915mm) well preserved retaining wall (12 stones visible, others clearly marked under the turf). There is a rectangular cist in the centre. The four wall stones are intact but the capstone has been moved to the nw and the cist robbed. Measurements given above. N. B. Os give an almost identical barrow at sx70418144. This is almost certainly the same site (am).


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV304037.

Barrow visible and recorded (rchm app 1985).


Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV304041.

Vis=est -/-/2000 (ancient monuments) cairn + cist 430m ne of grimspound. Cairn survives as 5.6m diam ring of edge set slabs up to 0.62m high, surrounding a 0.6m high mound.


AM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV304042.

Cist is slightly s of cairn's centre, and is 1.2m by 0.55m by 0.45m deep. Three slabs which partly obscure the cist represent the coverstones. Slight mounds of spoil from earlier partial excavation lie adjacent to cairn on ne + s sides (am).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV304043.

Worth, r. H. /tda/34(1902)122/21st report on barrows.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV304044.

Baring gould, s. /tda/26(1894)115,118/the exploration of grimspound.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV304045.

Worth, r. H. /tda/67(1935)77/54th report on barrows.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV304046.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)p.158.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV304047.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/1824 3040(4/11/1946).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV304049.

Des=gibson, a. M. /pers comm to smr 3/9/1987.


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

Platform circle. Ring of kerb stones, 5.5m internal diam, enclosing flat-topped cairn 0.4m high with central cist. One or two stones in the kerb stand well above the others (turner).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV304050.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)47 74/e18.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV304048.

Worth, r. H. /tda/26(1894)299-300/the stone rows of dartmoor part 1.


WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

Worth (1894) records burnard's suggestion of a stone row here (worth).


GIBSON, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV33825.

Vis=-/8/1987 (gibson) capstone has recently been removed and replaced (gibson).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV304051.

Des=ancient monuments/(-/-/2000)/as above.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record: WORTH 1902.
  • Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
  • Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
  • Report - Survey: AM.
  • Migrated Record: AM.
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  • Aerial Photograph:
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  • Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..
  • Migrated Record: WORTH.
  • Migrated Record: GIBSON.
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Associated Monuments

MDV8755Related to: Possible cairn; on Hookney Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 28 2015 10:42AM