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HER Number:MDV3991
Name:Cist south-west of Gutter Tor, Sheepstor


Cist to the north-west of a Prehistoric settlement to the south-west of Gutter Tor shown as 'Kistvaen (Remains of)' on early 20th century map


Grid Reference:SX 576 668
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/12
  • Old SAM County Ref: 567
  • Old SAM Ref: 10580

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1900, 19th Report of the Barrow Committee, 48-9, Plate 3 (Article in Serial). SDV231259.

Gutter Tor. A kistvaen of which three sides only have been left standing. No result from excavation. Length 0.83 metres, width 0.5 metres, depth 0.55 metres.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Kistvaen (Remains of)' shown on early 20th century map.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 166 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visited on 8th June 1974. Cist oriented south-south-east to north-north-west. The east side is missing and the capstone is located to the east.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on aerial photographs.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

'Cist' shown as a small rectangular feature on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England, 1012472 (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

This cist lies 200 metres south-west of Gutter Tor and is orientated north-west/ south-east, it has three sides remaining, the eastern side and capstone are displaced, but lie beside the cist and there is no trace of a mound. The cist is 1.2 metres in length, 0.6 metres in width and 0.5 metres in depth. It lies approximately 100 metres to the north-west of a cairn and cist and within 200 metres of two hut settlements, all the sites being near the summit of Gutter Tor.

National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 438659, SX56NE56 (Website). SDV360651.

A cist on the flat top of Gutter Tor. Two end stones and a side stone remain upright and a slab flush with the ground on the east may be a recumbent side stone. There is no trace of a cairn.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231259Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1900. 19th Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 32. Unknown. 48-9, Plate 3.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 166.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 438659, SX56NE56.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #112119 ]
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1012472.

Associated Monuments

MDV3990Related to: Cairn or Hut Circle south of Prehistoric Settlement south-west of Gutter Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV3976Related to: Prehistoric Settlement south-west of Gutter Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)

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 29 2018 12:39PM