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HER Number:MDV2504
Name:CIST in the Parish of Shaugh Prior

Summary

Hawks tor. At the summit stands a rock shelter, v shaped in plan with a coverstone. Rowe referred to it as a cromlech. R. N. Worth called it a natural grouping of rocks. Mr. Beckerlegge on examining the coverstone, found a similar vein of quartz in the coverstone as in the rocks of the v shaped shelter, but running in a different direction. The coverstone must have been levered or swung in an anti-clockwise direction through an angle of 90 degrees to make a shelter of what was previously an opening between two vertical walls of rock.(beckerlegge).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 553 625
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/72

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

TDA 1934, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV146188.

Worth (tda 1934) mentions a cist on hawks tor or oxter.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV146189.

Beckerlegge, j. J. /tda/70(1938)159/seventh report of the plymouth and district branch.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV146190.

Rowe, s. /(1848)160/perambulation of dartmoor.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV146191.

Worth, r. N. /tda/17(1885)130/seventh report of the barrow committee.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV146192.

Osa=sx56se80/plan, section.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV146193.

Worth, r. H. /tda/73(1941)53/plan.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV146194.

Worth, r. H. /tda/34(1902)137.


Beckerlegge, J. J., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV163751.

Hawks tor. At the summit stands a rock shelter, v shaped in plan with a coverstone. Rowe referred to it as a cromlech. R. N. Worth called it a natural grouping of rocks. Mr. Beckerlegge on examining the coverstone, found a similar vein of quartz in the coverstone as in the rocks of the v shaped shelter, but running in a different direction. The coverstone must have been levered or swung in an anti-clockwise direction through an angle of 90 degrees to make a shelter of what was previously an opening between two vertical walls of rock.(beckerlegge).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record: TDA 1934.
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  • Migrated Record: Beckerlegge, J. J..
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Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2015 4:19PM