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HER Number:MDV3223
Name:Cairn with cist on Nattor Down

Summary

A Bronze Age cairn and a cist. The cairn measures 4.9m by 4.2m and is 0.3m high, and incorporates the remains of a cist. It consists of one side slab 1.2m long and one end slab 0.5m long; the visible depth is 0.4m of which 0.1m protrudes above the cairn. A possible cover stone, 1.0m by 0.8m, lies embedded in the south side of the cairn.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 540 828
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX58SW17
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 440705
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/35
  • Old SAM Ref: 22248

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950/1979, SX58SW17 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV215579.

(18/07/1950) Kistvaen, remains of. Only the north-east side stone, which is 1.2m long and the north west end stone which is 0.5m long remain in position. The end stone leans slightly inwards. Top of side stone is 0.4m above ground level. The depth of the kist is unknown. A possible cover stone lies 2.0m due south of the kist. The kistvaen is contained in a turf covered cairn 4.6m in diameter and approx.0.3m high. The kistvaen was found during routine perambulation.
(15/08/1979) A turf-covered cairn, which measures 4.9m by 4.2m and is 0.3m high, and incorporates the remains of a cist oriented 320 M. It consists of one side slab 1.2m long and one end slab 0.5m long; the visible depth is 0.4m of which 0.1m protrudes above the cairn. A possible cover stone, 1.0m by 0.8m, lies embedded in the south side of the cairn.
Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 159 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(14/09/1975) Cairn enclosing cist placed south-south-east/north-north-west; only north-west and north-east slabs remain. Diameter 4.5m, height 0.3m.

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

Not visible on Royal Air Force verticals.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130623 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(1993) Round cairn mound measures 7m in diameter and stands up to 0.4m high. Towards the western side of the mound two slabs of stone set on edge, represent a cist. The side stone measures 1.2m long, 0.4m deep and 0.23m thick and the edge stone measures 0.5m long, 0.5m deep and 0.2m thick. The other sides are not visible and may have been removed when this cairn was robbed.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North (Monograph). SDV219155.

Depicted by Butler.

Probert, S. + Fletcher, M. + Newman, P., 1998, Willsworthy Training Area, Peter Tavy, Devon: An Archaeological survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (Report - Survey). SDV350638.

(05/08/1998) SX 54108286. This cairn is as described by the previous authority. It is composed of granite stones and soil.

Probert, S., 2001, Willsworthy Training Area, Peter Tavy, Devon. Integrated Land Management Plan Implementation: Archaeological Condition Baseline Survey Appendices 2-5 (Report - Survey). SDV357727.

(05/01/2001) No change.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV215579Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950/1979. SX58SW17. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 159.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130623.
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.
SDV350638Report - Survey: Probert, S. + Fletcher, M. + Newman, P.. 1998. Willsworthy Training Area, Peter Tavy, Devon: An Archaeological survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV357727Report - Survey: Probert, S.. 2001. Willsworthy Training Area, Peter Tavy, Devon. Integrated Land Management Plan Implementation: Archaeological Condition Baseline Survey Appendices 2-5. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV3222Related to: Settlement and field system, Nattor Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7368 - Survey of the Willsworthy Training Area, Peter Tavy (1998)
  • EDV6663 - Survey of the Willsworthy Training Area
  • EDV6664 - Survey of the Willsworthy Training Area
  • EDV6665 - Survey of the Willsworthy Training Area
  • EDV8141 - Condition survey of the Willsworthy Training Area

Date Last Edited:Nov 23 2021 4:07PM