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HER Number:MDV13284
Name:Prehistoric cist on Corringdon Ball

Summary

Vis=-/4/1978 (robinson). A previously unrecorded kistvaen on corringdon ball. The identification is only provisional. It lies 30m or so uphill from the corringdon leat between 100 and 200m from the cornditch bounding to the open moor. There is a large upright granite slab in the centre with several smaller granite rocks appearing to prop it up at an angle. There is no clear kistvaen underneath. A ring of stones just showing through the turf 5m in diameter surround it. The large slab measures 180cm x 100cm. The site lies in a very rock strewn area densley overgrown with bracken and heather (robinson). Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments). Cist with retaining kerb nw of corringdon ball. Kerb 5m in diam, consisting of 8 stones. Coverstone, over 1m square and 0.40m thick, lies at angle over cist (am).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 668 611
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/150
  • Old SAM Ref: 10780

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN CIRCLE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • CIST? (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV150085.

Vis=-/4/1978 (robinson). A previously unrecorded kistvaen on corringdon ball. The identification is only provisional. It lies 30m or so uphill from the corringdon leat between 100 and 200m from the cornditch bounding to the open moor. There is a large upright granite slab in the centre with several smaller granite rocks appearing to prop it up at an angle. There is no clear kistvaen underneath. A ring of stones just showing through the turf 5m in diameter surround it. The large slab measures 180cm x 100cm. The site lies in a very rock strewn area densley overgrown with bracken and heather (robinson). Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments). Cist with retaining kerb nw of corringdon ball. Kerb 5m in diam, consisting of 8 stones. Coverstone, over 1m square and 0.40m thick, lies at angle over cist (am).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150086.

Des=parish checklist.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV150085Report - Survey: AM.
SDV150086Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2015 10:33AM