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HER Number:MDV2887
Name:Cist east of Hangershell Rock

Summary

This cist lies 250 metres east of Hangershell Rock, 130 metres east of Butterdon Hill stone alignment and is freestanding. The cist is orientated north-east by south-west, both end slabs and one side slab are in place, but the other side and the capstone are missing. The cist is 0.4 metres deep, 0.63 metres long and 0.5 metres wide at the north end and tapers to 0.33 metres at the southern end.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 657 593
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 65 NE 21
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/3
  • Old SAM Ref: 10544
  • Pastscape: 441158

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1942, 61st Report on Barrows, 67 (Article in Serial). SDV148288.

Worth, R. H., 1946, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1, 288-289 (Article in Serial). SDV251172.

Cist on Butterdon Hill to east of Hangershell Rock, (about 298m). Cist lies approximately north-east by south-west, the end stone being at south-west. Only one end stone and two side stones remain. The ground between the stones is level with the surrounding land. No trace of a barrow. Poor specimen.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX65NE21 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV148289.

(27/03/1950) North end stone 0.5m long, south 0.33m long, western side stone 0.63m long. Depth of cist 0.4m.

Gaskell-Brown, C. + Hankin, C., 1975, Archaeological Check-List of Ugborough Parish (Article in Serial). SDV160589.

SX 658593. Cist at Hangershell (DCRA Register SX 65 NE/3).

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 172, No. 16 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(23/06/1973) Cist at SX 6580 5933 on Butterdon Hill, placed south-south-east by north-north-west, the east-north-east side slab is missing. There is no sign whatever of a mound, and the cist may have been freestanding.

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

This cist is not visible on existing National Monument Record aerial photographs, January.

Ancient Monuments, 1990, Cist east of Hangershell Rock (Schedule Document). SDV148285.

(1990?) Cist measures 0.4m deep, 0.63m long, 0.5m wide at northern end, tapering to 0.33m wide at southern end.

Bray, L. + Crabb, A., 2017, HER Field Updates (Cartographic). SDV361914.

Visited and photographed on 21/08/2017 (L. Bray). Location plotted as SX 65778 59334.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UG31 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(05/09/2019) SX 65781 59340 Condition assessed as very good currently no damage agents impacting this feature.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Image taken during September 2019 visit.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148285Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1990. Cist east of Hangershell Rock. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
SDV148288Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1942. 61st Report on Barrows. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 74. Unknown. 67.
SDV148289Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX65NE21. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV160589Article in Serial: Gaskell-Brown, C. + Hankin, C.. 1975. Archaeological Check-List of Ugborough Parish. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 33. Paperback Volume.
SDV251172Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1946. The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 78. A5 Hardback. 288-289.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 172, No. 16.
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.
SDV361914Cartographic: Bray, L. + Crabb, A.. 2017. HER Field Updates. GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86233 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UG31.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 10 2020 1:42PM