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HER Number:MDV4022
Name:Cairn with cist on the Willings Wall Reave


Round cairn partly overlies the Willings Walls reave. Mound measures 5 metres in diameter and stands up to 0.8 metres high.


Grid Reference:SX 582 653
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/25
  • Old SAM County Ref: 576
  • Old SAM Ref: 10648
  • Pastscape: 438717

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV139596.

Lee moor. Cist situated in a barrow. Three sides remain. Western side has been pushed back and the cover stone removed, the end stones have fallen over. No result from excavation. The contents of this kistvaen had been recently disturbed (worth). Vis=estimated -/-/1964 (ancient monuments). One of two cists on willings wall warren. Two cists 137m apart on moorland. Vis=1/6/1950 (os) no signs of a retaining circle. Barrow 7.5m in diameter. Vis=4/9/1975 (grinsell). Cairn, two slabs on w side probably of retaining circle; central cist placed sse/nnw. Diam 3.5m, height 0.3m. Vis=22/12/1978 (os). Cairn 8.6m diameter, 0.6m high, cist 1.1m by 0.6m.0.6m deep. Vis=not visible 1946 raf verticals (rchm app 1985). Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments). Mound 9m diam, 0.5m high. Cist has end slab and 2 side slabs in place. It was at least 0.9m long, 1m wide, 0.6m deep (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139597.

Worth, r. H. /tda/32(1900)49 pl.4/19th report of the barrow committee.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139598.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139599.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)163.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140759, 15/4/1995 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Round cairn partly overlies the Willings Walls reave at SX5830 6535. Mound measures 5 metres in diameter and stands up to 0.8 metres high.

English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV139596Report - Survey: AM.
SDV139597Migrated Record:
SDV139598Migrated Record:
SDV139599Migrated Record:
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140759, 15/4/1995.
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #90651 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV13511Related to: Willings Walls Warren, Shaugh Prior (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 12 2019 11:17AM