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Grims Grave

Hob Uid: 441653
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Shaugh Prior
Grid Ref : SX6124066410
Summary : Grim's Graves. A ring cairn set into the slope, c 4.5m in diameter, with a cist at its centre. The cairn consists of a stony, turf-covered mound contained by a ring of upright slabs, most leaning outwards, c 1m in height; the mound rises to c 0.4m at top of cist. The cist, box dimensions c 0.8m x 0.95m internally, is formed from edge-set slabs. One side slab is c 1.7m long, 0.9m wide and 0.2m thick.The monument survives in a very good condition though the cover-stone is missing - this is possibly the slab that now lies on the down-slope side.
More information : (SX 61236642) Crims Grave (NAT) Cairn Circle & Cist (NR) (1)

A perfect specimen of a cist, standing in a mound surrounded by a circle of nine stones, all standing, diameter of circle 18 feet. The cover-stone lay diagonally across the cist, and has now been lifted out and lies within the circle on the south side. Dimensions of cist: length 3 feet 1 1/4 inches to 3 feet 6 1/2 inches; breadth 2 feet 6 inches to 2 feet 7 inches; original depth 3 feet 3 inches. There were no results from excavation but a flint flake was found on the surface a few feet from the cist. (2)

The name 'Grim's Grave' could not be confirmed but is presumed to be traditional and was recognised by Worth. The feature comprises a flat-topped turf covered mound of stones 4.5m. in diameter and 0.5m. high. The peristalith has nine upright stones from 0.6m. to 1.0m. high. The central cist has had the coverstone replaced, as in the plan of 1950 (a).

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

Bronze Age cairn circle and cist. The cairn is 5.5m in diameter and 0.5m high with a surounding kerb of 9 or 10 stones up to 1m high. Scheduled. (4)

Drawn and described by Butler as one of the most impressive burial mounds on Dartmoor (5)

A ring cairn set into the slope, c 4.5m in diameter, with a cist at its centre. The cairn consists of a stony, turf-covered mound contained by a ring of upright slabs, most leaning outwards, c 1m in height; the mound rises to c 0.4m at top of cist. The cist, box dimensions c 0.8m x 0.95m internally, is formed from edge-set slabs. One side slab is c 1.7m long, 0.9m wide and 0.2m thick.
The monument survives in a very good condition though the cover-stone is missing - this is possibly the slab that now lies on the down-slope side. (6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1968
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Source Number : 2
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : (R Hansford Worth)
Page(s) : 120-1
Figs. : XVI
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Vol(s) : 33, 1901
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 12-SEP-78
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Source Number : 3a
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : A Clarke 17.5.50
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Source Number : 4
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 27-Nov-91
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Butler J. 1994 Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities vol. 3 The South West Map 50
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Fletcher M. English Heritage Field Investigation 28-FEB-2002
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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, Cairn Circle
Evidence : Structure, Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 503
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10673
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 8
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 66 NW 33
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : GRIM'S GRAVE,LANCOMBE
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1900-01-01
End Date : 1900-12-31
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 NW 29
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1978-09-12
End Date : 1978-09-12