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Monument Number 440667

Hob Uid: 440667
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Lydford
Grid Ref : SX5438084840
Summary : A prehistoric cist cairn. The cist measures 0.76m square and the cairn is 5.8m by 5.4m and a maximum 0.6m high.
More information : (SX 54388485) Cist (NR). (1)

In May 1905, a cist on the slopes of Doe Tor was re-opened, examined and partly restored. After restoration one side as well as both ends were above ground. The cover stone or possibly the other side stone was found lying to the east. The cist which stands on a mound of 16 feet diameter had obviously been robbed and excavation yielded only one minute fragment of charcoal. The original depth of the cist was three feet. (2)

A cairn, 5.6m in diameter and 0.5m high, with a cist which
protrudes 0.2m above the mound. The cist, oriented 175oN, has one side stone 1.3m long and two end slabs 0.6m and 0.8m long; the maximum depth is 0.6m. A possible cover stone 1.0m by 0.7m lies just east of the cairn.

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

Crossing refers to a cairn which lies between Doe Tor and Hare Tor called 'Hay Tor Bound'. It marked the boundary of the old Willsworthy Manor. (4)

The remains of a very fine cist are set in a disturbed cairn at SX54388484 on a moderate hillslope. Three side slabs of the cist which measures internally 0.76m square and a maximum 0.6m deep survive; a partially buried slab which lies to the east of the mound may, as suggested, be the fourth slab or alternatively the capstone. The cairn which is dug away on the west side measures 5.8m by 5.4m and a maximum 0.6m high, some stones and boulders are visible in the turf-covered mound and the upper part of the cist protrudes from the top.

This cairn is most probably the boundary marker noted by Crossing as it lies immediately adjacent to the boundary of the MOD Willsworthy Estate which incorporated the Manor lands. (5)

Depicted and described by Butler. (6)

The cairn is well preserved and its remains are undisturbed. (7)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1965
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T Devon Ass 37 1905 89-90 (R Hansford Worth)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 29-AUG-79
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Brewer D 1986 A Field Guide to the Boundary Markers on and around Dartmoor. 38.
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Fletcher M 22-JUN-1998 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Butler J 1991 Dartmoor Atlas of Antiguities Vol 2 The North 106 map 32
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Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Fletcher M 20-DEC-2000 EH Field Investigation
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Source : Willsworthy, sheet 6 of 14/overlay
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Source : Willsworthy, sheet 6 of 14/CAD generated plan
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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 : Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 20350
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 58 SW 56
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 20
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 58 SW 1
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : E OF DOE TOR
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1905-01-01
End Date : 1905-12-31
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 58 SW 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-08-29
End Date : 1979-08-29
Associated Activities : RCHME: WILLSWORTHY TRAINING AREA, PETER TAVY
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1998-04-01
End Date : 1998-10-01
Associated Activities : WILLSWORTHY 2000 EH FIELD SURVEY PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2000-12-01
End Date : 2001-03-06