HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.


HER Number:MDV3479
Name:Cairn with cist, Hentor Warren

Summary

Cairn with traces of retaining circle measuring 4.0 metres in diameter, height 0.5 metres. Eight stones of Worth's 'circle' survive. Cist is in fair condition, measuring 1.0 metre by 0.5 metres; 0.5 metres deep.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 593 658
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 100
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/156
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24230(P)
  • Old SAM Ref: 10650
  • Pastscape: 438785

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Constructed, 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., 1901, 20th Report of the Barrow Committee, 119 (Article in Serial). SDV163208.

One side and both ends of this kistvaen still stand and the coverstone lies hard by. The south-east end stone was re-erected after the kist had been excavated. Length 0.68m, maximum width 0.4m. In order to partly compensate for the extreme narrowness at the south-east end it appears that the side stone still standing has always leant to the end stones and so given about 200mm more width at floor level. The other side stone may have been similarly set, but only one half remains, it having been broken along its length. The half remaining was buried in refilling the kistvaen. No results from excavation. The kistvaen has been covered by a barrow and also apparently surrounded by a stone circle.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 164, Shaugh Prior 26 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(08/06/1974 Grinsell + -/1/1977 Turner) Cairn with traces of retaining circle, enclosing cist placed south-east by north-west, south-west side slab missing. Capstone to south. Diameter 3.4m.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX56NE100 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV162296.

(22/02/1979) Diameter 4m, height 0.5m. Eight stones of worth's 'circle' survive. Cist is in fair condition: 1m by 0.5m, 0.5m deep.

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 verticals.

Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 76/e48 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Platform circle. Ring of kerb stones, 2.4m internal diameter, enclosing flat-topped cairn 0.25m high with central cist.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140445 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(02/06/1995) Round cairn containing a cist, lying within an historic field. Forms part of a complex multi period archaeological landscape on the north-west slope of Hen Tor overlooking the valley of the River Plym.
Mound is 5m in diameter and stands up to 0.4m high. Protruding from the mound are at least six upright stones forming a circle with a 2.4m diameter. The interior of area formed by this internal kerb has been excavated to reveal a cist orientated south-east by north-west. The interior of the cist is 0.68m by 0.4m by 0.5m deep. A flat partly buried stone lying immediately south-west of the cist may be the displaced capstone.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 157; map 49.22 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Butler, j. /Dartmoor atlas of antiquities/3(1994).

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 310/102.1215 (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

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

(22/08/2001) This feature is as described by the Ordnance Survey (1979).

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UPHT-34 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(16/03/2020) Condition of cairn assessed as good. Description from HER is accurate. The area is lightly grazed with no damage apparent. There are localised, small patches of reeds on and around site.

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

Photographs taken during March 2020 visit.

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

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. 157; map 49.22.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 310/102.1215.
SDV162296Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX56NE100. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV163208Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1901. 20th Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 33. Digital. 119.
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/e48.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 164, Shaugh Prior 26.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140445.
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.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #122394 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UPHT-34.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV24936Related to: Field system in Hentor Warren (Monument)
MDV55457Related to: Vermin trap in wall at Hentor Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey
  • EDV8378 - Excavation of barrow, Hentor Warren

Date Last Edited:Jan 19 2021 9:39AM