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HER Number:MDV131639
Name:Alleged cist, Merrivale


Alleged Bronze Age cairn and cist, but apparently a feature caused by a random spread of naturally occuring stones and boulders.


Grid Reference:SX 555 747
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE101
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 440315

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NON ANTIQUITY (Unknown date)
  • (Former Type) CIST (Bronze Age - 2200 BC (Between) to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Wood, J. E. + Penny, A., 1975, A Megalithic observatory on Dartmoor, 205-7 (Article in Serial). SDV221082.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 173 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Visited May 1976. SX 55577470 Suggested cairn (1975) enclosing a cist is thought by Grinsell to be a natural stone grouping.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX57SE101 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV270120.

(13/03/1980) A natural group of stones as stated by Grinsell. No survey action taken.

Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2000, The Merrivale Guardianship Area, Walkhampton, Devon (Report - Survey). SDV344969.

(30/10/1999) No features of archaeological significance were identified at this grid reference.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV221082Article in Serial: Wood, J. E. + Penny, A.. 1975. A Megalithic observatory on Dartmoor. Nature. 257. 205-7. [Mapped feature: #133272 ]
SDV270120Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX57SE101. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 173.
SDV344969Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2000. The Merrivale Guardianship Area, Walkhampton, Devon. English Heritage. 1247982. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4830 - Survey of guardianship area, Merrivale
  • EDV4851 - Botanical survey, Merrivale
  • EDV4852 - Survey visit to record flora, Merrivale

Date Last Edited:Oct 11 2021 10:22AM