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Monument Number 438592

Hob Uid: 438592
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Sheepstor
Grid Ref : SX5799068270
Summary : A cist measures internally 1.0m x 1.0m and its height measured from the interior is 0.5m. There is no evidence of a cairn.
More information : A cist, of which three stones remain (Plan), in
Outcombe Newtake, Deancombe Valley. (1)

Worth sites the cist at Lon 3o 59' 33 1/2" Lat 50o 29' 46 1/2"
(SX 58686816), but Birkett Dixon gives the location as Lon 4o 0'
10 1/2" Lat 50o 29' 46 3/4", SX 57966826. (2)

(SX 57996827) This incomplete cist is situated on the west-facing
slope of a ridge on the east side of Yellowmead Down at about
295m OD.

It measures internally 1.0m x 1.0m and its height measured from
the interior is 0.5m. There is no evidence of a cairn.

Surveyed at 1:10 000. (3)

The Outholme cist, 100 m from a newtake boundary and surrounded by tinners' pits, has lost a capstone, one side slab and most of the covering mound, though one or two half-buried slabs alongside may be the remains of a retaining circle. (4)

Located in an isolated pocket of closely cropped grass and surounded by tinners pits. Only three slabs survive in place surrounding a hollow and forming the sides of the cist. The fourth side is missing as is the capstone and any trace of a mound. Otherwise as described by authority 3 (5)

Cramber Tor Survey 2002, Site WA028 (6)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : (R H Worth)
Page(s) : 85
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 65, 1933
Source Number : 2
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : (C E Birkett Dixon)
Page(s) : 249, 252
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 84, 1952
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JGB 28-MAY-77
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Butler, J. 1994 Dartmoor Atlas of Antitiquities: Vol. 3 p. 70, 208
Page(s) : 70, 208
Figs. : 47.7
Plates :
Vol(s) : 3
Source Number : 5
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 : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Wessex Arachaeology 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 : Cist
Evidence : Structure

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10750
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 28
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 32
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 56 NE 32
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-05-28
End Date : 1977-05-28
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