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HER Number:MDV22770
Name:Possible cist, Shaugh Prior


Cist - possible duplication of SX56NE75.


Grid Reference:SX 58 65
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/358

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177747.

Worth, r. N. /tda/22(1890)52.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177748.

Worth, r. H. /tda/32(1900)49.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177749.

Worth, r. N. /tpi/10(1889)289-312.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177750.

Worth, r. H. /tda/74(1942)67.

OS CITING WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177741.

An isolated cist can be found with great difficulty "in the valley of the wallabrook, opposite hentor meadow". The sides have fallen in and the coverstone moved a few feet away (os citing worth).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX56NE145 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV177746.

(04/04/1979) The Meadow is on the east side of the valley not the west as implied above. The cist therefore may be on the west side possibly SX 56 NE 75.
Worth's description could be read to show that both the cist and Hentor Meadow lie on the eastern side of the Wallabrook Valley and that the cist is opposite the meadow across the unnamed tributary of Hentor Brook. The cist might then exist at about SX 585656
(16/09/1980) There is little bracken in the vicinity of SX 585656, between the un-named tributary of Wallabrook and the reave (SX 56 NE 123).
No cist could be found although the stream banks have a border of thick vegetation.
It is possible that this is a duplicated site arising from R. N. Worth publishing different topographic descriptions. It is not recognisable in the original paper on the area presented to the Plymouth
Institution in 1899 (citing Worth, R. N., Plymouth Institute 10, 1889, 289-312) although cists etc. are discussed. Moreover, R.H.Worth's subsequent record of cists in the area notes only two (SX 56 NE 75 and 76) (citing Worth, R. H., TDA 74, 1942, 67).

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on 1946 RAF verticals.

Gerrard, S., 1993-2010, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

(2002) Considered under MPP but could not be found. Not recommended for scheduling.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2010. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV177741Migrated Record: OS CITING WORTH.
SDV177746Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX56NE145. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV177747Migrated Record:
SDV177748Migrated Record:
SDV177749Migrated Record:
SDV177750Migrated Record:
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey: EH Project (Feb 2001 - Dec 2002)

Date Last Edited:Jul 18 2023 12:28PM