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Monument Number 438574

Hob Uid: 438574
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Sheepstor
Grid Ref : SX5869067840
Summary : A disturbed cairn and cist lie on a NW-facing hillslope at SX58696784. The turf-covered and spread stony mound is 5.9m in diameter and about 0.4m high with some kerb slabs and boulders in situ. The apparently off-centre cist measures 1.8m by 0.9m internally and 0.4m deep; one large, leaning slab, probably the displaced coverstone measures 1.1m by 0.8m. Spoil from the disturbance lies on and about the mound.
More information : (SX 58686784) Cist (NR). (1)

A cairn and cist. The cairn is 20 ft diameter and under 2 ft
high. Four stones of a cairn circle remain. The cist appears
to have been restored. (2)

This cairn is situated on the west facing slope of a ridge north
of Distworthy Warren. Its diameter is 5.7m and its height 0.4m.
Four stones of the circle remain in the north-west quadrant; the
highest 0.3m.

The cist in the centre is partly destroyed; two stones end to
end form the southern side and the coverstone leans inwards from
the north side. The overall size is 1.7m x 1.2m with the
coverstone measuring 1.0m x 0.8m.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD. (3)

A disturbed cairn and cist lie on a NW-facing hillslope at SX58696784. The turf-covered and spread stony mound is 5.9m in diameter and about 0.4m high with some kerb slabs and boulders in situ. The apparently off-centre cist measures 1.8m by 0.9m internally and 0.4m deep; one large, leaning slab, probably the displaced coverstone measures 1.1m by 0.8m. Spoil from the disturbances lies on and about the mound. (4)

The Cairn is not difficult to find 200m south of Eylesbarrow reave, its upended capstone propped to one side of the cist prominant on the bare hillside ... An attempt was made to restore the cist shortly before 1929 ... Stone cutters were resposible for at least part of the damage as one of the loose slabs bears the marks of the masons' tools, but one end slab remains in position and the south side, made up of two stones on edge, is also possibly an original feature ... The structure may be one of those rare burial cairns covering two cists. Around the base of the mound a few stones remain of an outer ring. (5)

Orientation S 61 degrees E (6)

A genuine cairn. (7)

As decribed by Authority 4(8)

Cramber Tor Survey 2002, Site WA038 (9)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1954
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Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : (RH Worth)
Page(s) : 85
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Vol(s) : 61, 1929
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JGB 01-JUN-77
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Fletcher M 03-JUL-1999 English Heritage Field Investigation
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Butler, J. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Vol. 3, p. 70
Page(s) : 70
Figs. : 47.8
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Vol(s) : 3
Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Grinsell, L. V. 1978 'Dartmoor Barrows' Proc Devon Archaeol Soc p.98
Page(s) : 98
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Vol(s) : 36
Source Number : 7
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Hemery, Eric. 1983 High Dartmoor Land and People p. 147
Page(s) : 147
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Source Number : 8
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Newman, P 01-AUG-2006 EH Cramber Tor Training Area Archaeological Field Investigation
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Source Number : 9
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Wessex Archaeology 2002 Cramber Tor Training Area Rapid Condition Survey
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Cairn, Cist
Evidence : Earthwork, Structure

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10737
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 51
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 26
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 56 NE 26
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-06-01
End Date : 1977-06-01
Associated Activities : ENGLISH HERITAGE PROJECT: THE EYLESBARROW ARCHAEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE.
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1999-06-01
End Date : 1999-09-01
Associated Activities : CRAMBER TOR TRAINING AREA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY AND BASELINE CONDITION SURVEY
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2005-08-01
End Date : 2006-10-01