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HER Number:MDV20914
Name:CHAMBERED TOMB in the Parish of Gidleigh

Summary

A structure of granite slabs set on edge "enclosing" a space 2.30m x 1.05m (internally). May be the very ruined remains of a small prehistoric chamber. It is on the south side of a natural gully, possibly a stream course. A possible prehistoric cairn lies on the top of a natural bank a short distance to the north and a group of huts and cairns lie to the south (see SX68NW/77).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 640 878
Map Sheet:SX68NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walling of a prehistoric chambered tomb, Bronze Age hut circle settlements and reave, and medieval and post medieval streamworks along the Gallaven Brook, west of Rippator

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NW/76
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHAMBERED TOMB (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2201 BC (Between))

Full description

GREEVES, T. + FLEMING, A., 1983, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV265481.

A structure of granite slabs set on edge "enclosing" a space 2.30m x 1.05m (internally). May be the very ruined remains of a small prehistoric chamber. It is on the south side of a natural gully, possibly a stream course. A possible prehistoric cairn lies on the top of a natural bank a short distance to the north and a group of huts and cairns lie to the south (see SX68NW/77).


RCHME, 1985, Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV265482.

Not visible on RAF 1947 aerial photo.


Gerrard, S., 2002, Untitled Source (Report - non-specific). SDV321980.

Considered under MPP. Four edge set stones enclosing a 1.8m long by 1m wide internal area. The stones are up to 0.45m high. This structure is certainly not a chambered tomb but could be a boundary marker, severely robbed cairn, a natural feature or a cache. The "cairn" lying west of this structure is almost certainly a badly robbed shelter measuring internally 3.5m long by 2m wide. the surrounding wall is up to 0.7m high and a gap in the north western wall may represent a door. Condition: Poor. The importance of this feature could not be established because it was not possible to identify its original function. Not recommended for scheduling.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV265481Worksheet: GREEVES, T. + FLEMING, A.. 1983.
SDV265482Aerial Photograph: RCHME. 1985.
SDV321980Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 2002. MPP Alternative Action Report.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 16 2015 1:22PM