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Monument Number 442724

Hob Uid: 442724
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6052078670
Summary : A kerbed cairn and cist situated on a south west facing slope overlooking the West Dart River. The cairn measures 4.7 metres in diameter, stands 0.4 metres high and us surrounded by a number of edge set stones representing a kerb. In the centre of the cairn is a large cist with maximum dimensions of 1.04 metres long by 0.6 metres wide and 0.6 metres deep. A large cover slab which has been displaced now slightly overlaps the southern corner of the cist and measures 1.5 metres long by 1.35 metres wide and 0.27 metres thick. The cist was part excavated by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1900 and a flint scraper was recovered. Scheduled.
More information : Excavation of a cist on the south slope of Crow Tor
(say SX607785) yielded a flint scraper. (1)

No cist could be found in this area. The slopes of Crow Tor are
covered with scree. (2)

A kerbed cairn and cist is located at the edge of a clitter field to the south west of Crow Tor on a gentle, south west-facing slope at NGR SX 60526 78677. The cairn consists of a stony, turf-covered mound, and measures 4.5m in diameter and 0.45m in height. There are traces of a retaining kerb of leaning, granite slabs to the northeast and south. The cist is set slightly to the north of the centre of the cairn. It is trapezoidal in shape, and measures 0.65m and 0.95m in length, 0.8m in width, and 0.5m in depth. The cover-stone, which is 0.9m long, 0.5m wide and 0.2m thick, is displaced and lies just to the south east of the cist (3), not the north east as suggested by Grinsell (3a)

Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey visit. The cairn and cist are in a stable condition in an area of short grass. (4)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : Ed, S Baring Gould
Page(s) : 136
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Vol(s) : 33 (1901)
Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JGB 14-SEP-78
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Riley HM, 5-JUL-1994
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Source Number : 3a
Source : Dartmoor barrows
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Page(s) : 147
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Vol(s) : 36 (1978)
Source Number : 4
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 04-Feb-99
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Newman P 30-Nov-2004 Merrivale Range Baseline 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 : Kerb Cairn, Cist
Evidence : Earthwork, Structure, Find

Components and Objects:
Period : Bronze Age
Component Monument Type : Kerb Cairn, Cist
Object Type : SCRAPER (TOOL)
Object Material : Flint

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 67
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28708
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 67 NW 73
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : SLOPE OF CROW TOR
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1900-01-01
End Date : 1909-12-31
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 73
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1978-09-14
End Date : 1978-09-14
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 73
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1995-07-05
End Date : 1995-07-05
Associated Activities : MERRIVALE RANGE BASELINE CONDITION SURVEY
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2004-08-02
End Date : 2004-12-31