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HER Number:MDV28570
Name:Cairn and Cist 370 metres east of Trowlesworthy Warren House, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Cairn and cist 370 metres east of Trowlesworthy Warren House

Location

Grid Reference:SX 571 647
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/340
  • Old SAM Ref: 22359

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Haynes, R. G., Map of Trowlesworthy Warren, Notes (Cartographic). SDV165949.

Cist discovered on 6th March 1963 and excavated on 4th May 1963.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, Shaugh Prior 30a (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visited on 7th May 1976. Cairn with retaining circle and cist. Cairn is 4.0 metres diameter and 0.15 metres high. Capstone to west of cist and one slab missing.


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

Not recorded.


Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 76, e40 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Platform cairn with ring of orthostats 3.3 mres internal diameter. Flat-topped cairn is 0.3 metres high. Central cist.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset. (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Round cairn at sx57146475 containing a cist. Cairn mound is 5.2 metres in diameter and stands up to 0.1 metres high and its perimeter is defined by a kerb of at least 8 stones set on edge. It has been excavated to reveal a cist orientated north to south. Interior of cist is 0.9 metres by 0.5 metres by 0.45 metres deep, although the east side stone is no longer extant. The capstone lies immediately west of the cist and measures 1.55 metres by 1 metre.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 158, Map 51, Figure 51.2 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Solitary burial mound 50 metres north of Prehistoric Enclosure (A) of 4 metres diameter by 0.2 metres high. The slight remains covering the mound suggest it was never a very substantial protection for the cist. Three side continue in place and a cover slab is propped against on of the stones of the retaining circle consisting of a ring of blocks rather than slabs most of which may be in the original position.


Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 35, 102. 100 (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Low oval cairn with retaining kerb of boulders in western sector. Central cist is represented by single slabs lining three sides of a rectangle. Western slab is missing. Dimensions of cairn 5.2 metres by 4.5 metres by 0.1 metre high. Dimensions of cist 0.95 metres by 0.8 metres by 0.4 metres deep.


English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England, 1014473 (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

This monument includes a round cairn containing a cist which forms part of a complex multi-period archaeological landscape on the western slope of the Trowlesworthy Tors overlooking the valley of the Blacka Brook. The cairn mound measures 5.2m in diameter, stands up to 0.1m high and its perimeter is defined by a kerb of at least eight stones set on edge. The cairn has been excavated to reveal a cist orientated north to south. The interior of the cist measures 0.9m long, 0.5m wide and 0.45m deep, although the western side stone is no longer extant. The capstone lies immediately west of the cist and measures 1.55m long by 1m wide. Further archaeological features within the vicinity of this monument are the subjects of other schedulings. This monument is in the care of the Secretary of State.


Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

'Cairn' shown as a circular feature on modern mapping.


National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, 439438, SX56SE117 (Website). SDV362732.

On a west facing slope is a cairn with cist in fair condition. The cairn is approximately 5 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres high with stones irregularly spaced around the perimeter. The cist 0.9 metres by 0.5 metres and 0.45 metres deep, is orientated approximately north to south. The coverstone lies to the west of the cist.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 158, Map 51, Figure 51.2.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 35, 102. 100.
SDV165949Cartographic: Haynes, R. G.. Map of Trowlesworthy Warren. Unknown. Notes.
SDV229817Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume. 76, e40.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. Shaugh Prior 30a.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
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.
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1014473.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86119 ]
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 439438, SX56SE117.

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Related to: Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon

Date Last Edited:May 3 2019 4:26PM