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HER Number:MDV3490
Name:Cairn with cist, Shavercombe

Summary

Cairn and cist recorded by the Ordnance Survey in 1978. The cairn measures 4.7m in diameter, 0.5m high. The cist measures 0.8m by 0.4m and is 0.3m deep. A probable cover stone to the north, 0.9m by 0.7m. Survey in 2002 confirmed description.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 595 658
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 102
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/167
  • Old SAM Ref: 10652
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX 56 NE 102
  • Pastscape: 438791

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., 1902, 21st Report of the Barrow Committee, 116, 139 (Article in Serial). SDV20971.

Worth, R. H., 1933, 52nd Report of the Barrow Committee, 84, plate 7, figs. 4-5 (Article in Serial). SDV153704.

Shavercombe. Cist B on plan, near southern fence of the former Hentor newtake. In perfect condition, except that coverstone is missing. Real depth greater than present depth.

Ordnance Survey, 1953-1969, 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial (Cartographic). SDV352727.

(SX 5691 6588) Cists (NR) (One of a group of five cists).

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

(08/06/1974) Remains of cairn enclosing cist, placed south-east by north-west. Capstone possibly to north. Diameter 2.8m, height 0.2m.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SX56NE102 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV163232.

(20/12/1978) On the scrub covered slope north of Hen Tor at approximately 388.0m OD is a cairn and cist. The cairn measures 4.7m in diameter, 0.5m high. The cist measures 0.8m by 0.4m and is 0.3m deep. A probable cover stone to the north, 0.9m by 0.7m. Revised 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 1946 vertical aerial photographs.

Ancient Monuments, 1990-1991, Schedule notes (Schedule Document). SDV163229.

(1990) Mound measures 4.5m in diameter, 0.5m high. Traces of possible retaining kerb. Central cist 0.8m long, 0.6m wide, 0.4m deep.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 146, Map 49.22 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Butler's cairn 3 (3.0 by 0.3m) A low mound, with all main elements remaining in place. One of the end stones overlaps the south-western side slab. Capstone is displaced downhill. Includes a detailed sketch of the cist remains.

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

(15/01/2002) This feature remains as described by the Ordnance Survey (1978).

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UPHT-32 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(16/03/2020) Condition of the cairn / cist assessed as very good, vegetation is not having an impact on the site at this time. Description of the features from the HER is accurate; easy to find in area lightly grazed. There is grass in bottom of cist.

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

Photographs taken during March 2020 visit.

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. 146, Map 49.22.
SDV153704Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1933. 52nd Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 65. Paperback Volume. 84, plate 7, figs. 4-5.
SDV163229Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1990-1991. Schedule notes. The Schedule of Monuments.
SDV163232Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SX56NE102. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV20971Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1902. 21st Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 34. A5 Paperback + Digital. 116, 139.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 164.
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. [Mapped feature: #20266 ]
SDV352727Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1953-1969. 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial. Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UPHT-32.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV3492Related to: Cairn with cist at Shavercombe (Monument)
MDV3511Related to: Cairn with cist, Shavercombe (Monument)
MDV3503Related to: Low cairn with cist, Shavercombe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:Nov 17 2020 4:00PM