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HER Number:MDV3480
Name:Unlikely cist near Hentor Brook


Originally recorded in the 1950s, this feature could not be confirmed by the Ordnance Survey (visits in 1950 and 1978), and Gerrard could not locate it in 1997. Likely to refer to a different cist elsewhere.


Grid Reference:SX 581 655
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE74
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 438711
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/157

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950/1978, SX56NE74 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV163703.

H. Brereton mentions a very good cist "A few yards north of the wall and about 100 yards west of Hentor Brook". (SX 58156559) Noted by the Ordnance Survey recorded on 23/02/1950.
(Visited 02/06/1950) No trace of this cist could be found in the position indicated. It is suggested that the cist referred to is Devon 112 SE/56 whose position roughly agrees with the one given (SX 5815 6559).
(Visited 20/12/1978) No cist could be found in the area described which is now very marshy.

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.

Gerrard, S., 1993-2010, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

(Report dated 01/01/1997-31/03/1997) Considered under the Monument Protection Programme but could not be found. Not recommended for scheduling. No trace of the cist found during field investigation.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2010. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV163703Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950/1978. SX56NE74. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. [Mapped feature: #20167 ]
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.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:Jun 29 2021 1:35PM