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HER Number:MDV3363
Name:Cist north-east of Drizzlecombe

Summary

A well preserved cist with two side stones and two end stones. Internally it measures 0.9m by 0.6m and a maximum 0.65m deep. It is oriented north-west/south-east and its top is 0.25m above g.s.l.; there is no trace of a cover stone. A vague stoney spread around the structure, some 4.0m in diameter, may represent vestiges of a cairn.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 592 674
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE12
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/68
  • Old SAM County Ref: 10714
  • Pastscape: 438532

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN? (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • CIST (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1907, 26th Report of the Barrow Committee, 83 (Article in Serial). SDV363544.

Worth, R. H., 1925, 44th Report of the Barrow Committee, 131 (Article in Serial). SDV237295.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 167 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(29/07/1972) Cist placed south-east by north-west; slight evidence of a cairn. Excavated in 1914: a little charcoal only, no internment pit found. Cist is at Drizzle Combe.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX56NE12 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV229256.

(23/03/1979) A cist at SX 5923 6747, with two side stones and two end stones but no cover stone, measures 1.3m by 1.0m externally and 1.0m by 0.7m internally. It has a depth of 0.6m and is orientated north-west/south-east. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD.

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

Not visible on the 1946 Royal Air Force vertical aerial photographs used in project.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, Map 47 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S., 1999, Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor areas in the Plym Valley, West Devon (Report - Survey). SDV346268.

(13/08/1999) A well preserved cist with two side stones and two end stones is located on a gentle west-facing moorland hillslope at SX 5922 5747. Internally it measures 0.9m by 0.6m and a maximum 0.65m deep. It is oriented north-west/south-east and its top is 0.25m above g.s.l.; there is no trace of a cover stone. A vague stoney spread around the structure, some 4.0m in diameter, may represent vestiges of a cairn.

Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey (Report - Survey). SDV350782.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UP-DZ 28 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 08/02/2020. Overall condition very good. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs, UP-DZ 28 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 130° showing grass/moss cover with reeds in centre of 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. Map 47.
SDV229256Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX56NE12. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV237295Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1925. 44th Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 57. Unknown. 131.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 167.
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.
SDV346268Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S.. 1999. Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor areas in the Plym Valley, West Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UP-DZ 28.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UP-DZ 28.
SDV363544Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1907. 26th Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 38. A5 Paperback. 83.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey
  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor
  • EDV8382 - Excavation of cist north-east of Drizzlecombe

Date Last Edited:Jan 19 2021 10:09AM