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HER Number:MDV21894
Name:Kerbed cairn and cist 635 metres south-west of The Grey Wethers


Cairn 5 metres in diameter, 0.75 metres high. Surrounded by two rings of kerb stones up to 0.75 metres high. Many stones forming the outer ring are recumbent. Mound material up to 0.2 metres high. Inner kerb is 2.8 metres diameter and the outer is 5 metres diameter. Slab in centre may be an intact cist. Grass and rushes. Animal poaching on western side of cairn.


Grid Reference:SX 634 826
Map Sheet:SX68SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SW/105
  • Old SAM Ref: 28685

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CIST (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • KERB CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description


Vis=est -/-/1997 (gerrard, s. ) kerbed cairn and cist 610m sw of the grey wethers (mpp).

Turner, J. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37204.

Vis=4/12/1983 (turner) site seen as a ring cairn with two circles of orthostats. Sketch plan made.

FLETCHER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV10257.

The central semi-recumbent slab orientated n-s which may cover a cist is 1.6m long, 0.25m wide, 0.2m thick and leans to the w. Two 0.2m high boulders protrude through the turf on its ne side; also a numb er of buried stones occur around the central area. The maximum height is 0.2m. The inner kerb of granite stones c.3m in diam comprises 3 upright contiguous slabs which are each 0.8m high and 1.0m wide; they are from 0.15m to 0.3m thick. Another 5 slabs have fallen outwards and a gap on the s side may mark the site of a further slab. Two or 3 slabs, up to 0.4m high, in the outer circle are in situ. The remainder have fallen and most are partially buried under the peat layer. The largest visible fallen slab measures 1.3m by 0.8m and the largest upright is 0.35m high, 0.2m thick and 1.1 wide (fletcher).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV227882.

Cist with 'retaining circle' around it, se of sittaford tor.

LEGGE, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV227883.

Vis=-/8/1983 (legge) a stone cist surrounded by a circle of orthostats, overall diameter c 19m. Height of orthostats 0.6-0.8m. Detailed drawing and photographs with worksheet.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV227885.

Vis=not visible on raf 1947 ap (rchm app 1985).

RCHME, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV227886.

Vis=2/7/1990 (rchme) sx63478263. This mutilated kerb cairn is situated on a peat-covered moorland slope below sittaford tor at 488m od.

HIDDEN, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV227887.

It measures about 5m in diam, not 19m as stated by legge, and comprises a probably (hidden) central cist set within twin concentric kerbs of granite slabs.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV227891.

Des=worksheet,plans and photos(legge 1983)in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV227892.

Des=sketch plan(turner 1983)in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV227893.

Des=sketch plan/diagram(1987)in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV227894.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV227895.

Des=fletcher, m. J. /(2/7/1990)/rchme field investigation.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV227896.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities/5(1997)183;fig 126.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV227897.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV227898.

Des=gerrard, s. /(9/9/1997)/as above.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV10257Migrated Record: FLETCHER.
SDV227882Migrated Record:
SDV227883Report - Survey: LEGGE.
SDV227885Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV227886Report - Survey: RCHME.
SDV227887Migrated Record: HIDDEN.
SDV227891Migrated Record:
SDV227892Migrated Record:
SDV227893Migrated Record:
SDV227894Migrated Record:
SDV227895Migrated Record:
SDV227896Migrated Record:
SDV227897Migrated Record:
SDV227898Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 27 2015 2:40PM