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HER Number:MDV3504
Name:Unlikely cist


A cist is reported at this location but could not be found during field investigation. The site was assessed in 1997, but was not scheduled.


Grid Reference:SX 589 657
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE80
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 438729
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/179

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950/1979, SX56NE80 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV153805.

(02/06/1950) A cist enclosed within a double circle of fallen stones is recorded by H. Breton (23/02/1950). Visit by the Ordnance Survey in June could find no trace if this feature.
(09/03/1979) The siting is in a marshy area. No trace can be found. Breton was an inaccurate observer, but this is not definitely a duplicate of another site.

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

Not visible on the 1946 aerial photographs.

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

(Site visited 01-JAN-1997 to 31-MAR-1997) Considered under the Monument Protection Programme, but could not be found. Not recommended for scheduling.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2010. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV153805Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950/1979. SX56NE80. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. [Mapped feature: #20379 ]
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

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

Date Last Edited:Jun 29 2021 3:01PM