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Monument Number 441697

Hob Uid: 441697
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Shaugh Prior
Grid Ref : SX6079066880
Summary : The remains of a cist and cairn above Deadmans Bottom. The latter consists of a stony mound, c 6.1m in diameter and c 0.5m high, contained by granite slabs some upright some fallen. The southern quadrant of the cairn has been disturbed. The remains of a very fine cist, box dimensions c. 0.8 x 0.7m internally, survives at its centre. The cist consists of edge-set slabs, the end-slab c 0.6m high and the two side-slabs c 0.7m high; the 2nd end-slab is missing and may be the large slab nearby. The cover-stone is missing but may be the large slab which lies to the south.
More information : (SX 60806688) Cist (NR) (1)

Southernmost of two adjoining cists (See SX 66 NW 39 for northerly
cist) at Deadman's Bottom, Langcombe. Only three sides of the
cist are still standing and these are partly above ground. The
remains of a barrow are still visible and the cist is surrounded
by a stone circle having a diameter of 16 feet; the eastern side
of the circle is still perfect. Length of cist, 2 feet 4 inches;
length at floor level 4 feet 2 inches; width, south end 2
feet 6 inches; width, north end, 2 feet 3 1/2 inches; depth to
floor, 2 feet 10 inches. Cover stone, 6 feet by 4 feet 9 inches.

Excavations revealed fragments of a Beaker, Group E, now lost (3),
and three barbed and tanged flint arrow heads, in perfect condition
and of fine workmanship were found at the extreme western end of
the cist. The two cists together with the nearby hut circles
(SX 66 NW 40) would appear to be connected. (2-3)

A cairn 7.0m in diameter and 0.3m in height with, around the
north east half, ten contiguous stones up to 0.6m high. Centrally
placed within the cairn is a cist 0.7m by 0.6m internally and 0.6m
deep, now consisting of one side stone and two end stones, as in
Worth's plan.

Immediately to the west is an elongated stone which may be
a dislodged side stone. To the south east is a slab 1.5m by 1.8m
which would seem to have been the capstone.

Surveyed at 1:10000 on PFD. (4)

A Bronze Age ring cairn which measures 7 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres in height. Centrally placed within the cairn is a cist 0.7 metres by 0.6 metres internally and 0.6 metres deep. Immediately to the west is an elongated stone which may be a dislodged side stone and to the south east of the cairn is a stone slab measuring 1.5 metres by 1.8 metres which could be the capstone. Excavations revealed fragments of a Beaker, now lost, and three barbed and tanged arrow heads. Scheduled. (5)

Described by Butler (6)

SX60796688 The remains of a cist and cairn above Deadmans Bottom. The latter consists of a stony mound, c 6.1m in diameter and c 0.5m high, contained by granite slabs some upright some fallen. The southern quadrant of the cairn has been disturbed. The remains of a very fine cist, box dimensions c. 0.8 x 0.7m internally, survives at its centre. The cist consists of edge-set slabs, the end-slab c 0.6m high and the two side-slabs c 0.7m high; the 2nd end-slab is missing and may be the large slab nearby. The cover-stone is missing but may be the large slab which lies to the south. (7)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1986
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Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details :
Page(s) : 50-1
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Plates : VIII, IX
Vol(s) : 32, 1900
Source Number : 3
Source : Beaker pottery of Great Britain and Ireland
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Page(s) : 438, 479
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 19-SEP-78
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Source Number : 5
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 06-Aug-97
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Source Number : 6
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 : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Jamieson E 28-Feb-2002 English Heritage Field Investigation
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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 : Ring Cairn, Cist
Evidence : Earthwork, Find

Components and Objects:
Period : Bronze Age
Component Monument Type : Ring Cairn, Cist
Object Type : BEAKER, BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Object Material : Pottery

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28787
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 505
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 66 NW 45
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 441673
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : DEADMAN'S BOTTOM
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1890-01-01
End Date : 1899-12-31
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 NW 41
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1978-09-19
End Date : 1978-09-19