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Monument Number 438623

Hob Uid: 438623
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Sheepstor
Grid Ref : SX5918066940
Summary : An alleged cist at SX59186694. The structure comprises a flat slab measuring 1.2m by 0.76m which rests at a slight angle on three upright slabs. These slabs, up to 0.4m high, form a 'z' shape on plan in what appears to be a slight hollow. This feature has been classified by some authorities as a cist although others reject this interpretation for either positional or structural reasons. The historical and archaeological tradition for the existence of a cist here is by no means certain. Known cists in the locality have invariably had their coverstones removed and are open. It is a scheduled ancient monument.
More information : A group of stones consisting of a large flat slab
held in an inclined position by resting on smaller blocks lies
between the Giant's Basin (SX 56 NE 45) and the barrow forming
the northern termination of the adjacent stone row (SX 56 NE 46). (1)

(SX 59186694) Cist,42 ft west north west of enclosing circle of
Giant's Basin (SX 56 NE 45). (2)

At SX 59176694 a large flat stone (1.2m by 0.7m) rests on three
small stones in no significant foundation. The small stones are
of the wrong size and shape for a cist and though the large
stone has a superficial resemblance to a coverstone the setting
is unlikely for a cist. (3)

An alleged cist SX59186694. The structure comprises a flat slab measuring 1.2m by 0.76m which rests at a slight angle on three upright slabs. These slabs, up to 0.4m high, form a 'z' shape on plan in what appears to be a slight hollow.

This feature has been classified by some authorities as a cist although others reject this interpretation for either positional or structural reasons. The historical and archaeological tradition for such a classification is by no means certain and known cists in the locality usually have had their coverstones removed and are open. It is a scheduled ancient monument. (4)

Scheduled as a cist. A 1.3 metre long and 0.7 metre wide flat stone, resting on 3 small stones set into the ground. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : (R N Worth)
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Vol(s) : 22, 1890
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Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : Corr 6" (H Breton 1950)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JGB 31-MAR-79
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Fletcher M 01-JUN-1999 English Heritage Field Investigation
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Source Number : 5
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : EH Scheduling amendment, 09-MAR-2001
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
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Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : Cist, Stone
Evidence : Conjectural Evidence, Structure

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 77
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 24104
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 44
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 56 NE 43
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-03-31
End Date : 1979-03-31
Associated Activities : ENGLISH HERITAGE PROJECT: THE EYLESBARROW ARCHAEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE.
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1999-06-01
End Date : 1999-09-01