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HER Number:MDV3424
Name:Cairn at Legistor Warren


cairn with retaining circle enclosing cist placed ese/wnw. Diameter 4.0m, height 0.3m.


Grid Reference:SX 574 655
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/120
  • Old SAM County Ref: 10590
  • Old SAM Ref: 22289

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=29/7/1972 (grinsell) cairn with retaining circle enclosing cist placed ese/wnw. Diameter 4.0m, height 0.3m.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=31/5/1950 (os) the barrow is 3.6m in diameter and 0.2m high. Seven possible stones, all fallen, of the retaining circle remain.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252483.

Not visible 1946 raf verticals (rchm app 1985).

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV252484.

Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments) diameter 4m; height 0.3m (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252487.

Worth, r. H. /tda/34(1902)112,134,138/21st report of the barrow committee.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252488.

Worth, r. H. /tda/64(1932)117 pl.11 figs.4,5/51st report on barrows.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252489.

Osa=sx56ne66/plan, photograph.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252490.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)167/sheepstor 23.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252491.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)76/e42.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV252492.


Turner, J. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37204.

Platform circle. Ring of kerb stones, 3m internal diam, enclosing flat-topped cairn 0.4m high with central cist (turner).

WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

Legis tor. Almost due east of the northern block of legis tor, at a distance of 366m. One side stone and one end stone in position; the other side stone has fallen, and the other end is apparently missing. Cover stone cannot be found. The stones stand only a little above the present surface. Clear remains of a barrow with a retaining circle. Orientation of cist s 78 degs 30' e. Os 6" 62 se (worth). Cist measures o.66 x 0.48m. The diameter of the retaining kerb is 3.66m.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV252483Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV252484Report - Survey: AM.
SDV252487Migrated Record:
SDV252488Migrated Record:
SDV252489Migrated Record:
SDV252490Migrated Record:
SDV252491Migrated Record:
SDV252492Migrated Record:
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..
SDV6808Migrated Record: WORTH.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area

Date Last Edited:Jun 2 2015 3:10PM