HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.


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

Summary

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

Location

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

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE76
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 438717
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/25
  • Old SAM County Ref: 576
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24231
  • Old SAM Ref: 10648

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1900, 19th Report of the Barrow Committee, 49, plate 4 (Article in Serial). SDV231259.

Lee Moor. A cist with its coverstone removed, 832 feet west of Hentor Brook and 51 feet north of Cornwood Reave (SX 56 NE 123). 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.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950/1978, SX56NE76, Photographs (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV139598.

(01/06/1950) No signs of a retaining circle. Barrow 7.5m in diameter.
(22/12/1978) On a slight north-west slope near a reave (see SX 56 SE 123) is a cairn with cist. The cairn is 8.6m in diameter and 0.6m high; the cist is 1.1m by 0.6m and 0.6m deep and aligned north-east to south-west. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 163 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(04/09/1975) Cairn, two slabs on west side probably of retaining circle; central cist placed south-south-east by north-north-west. Diameter measures 3.5m, height 0.3m.

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

Not visible on 1946 aerial photographs.

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.

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

Depicted and described by Butler.

Robertson, J. G., 1994, The Archaeology of the Upper Plym Valley (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV139549.

Depicted and described by Robertson.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

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

(05/03/2002) SX 58286534. This cairn is as described by the Ordnance Survey (1978). The former coverstone lies immediately west of the cist.

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

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

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UPHT-17 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(18/11/2019) Condition assessed as good; some vegetation encroachment threatening feature. Impressive cist 0.5m deep by 0.5m wide with the west end stone opened up (see photo 6). Cairn does not appear to overly the boundary reave as HER description suggests; the edge of the cairn is approximately 10m north-west of boundary reave but does overly the area cleared to make reave.

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

Photographs taken during November 2019 visit.

Historic England, 2021-2022, NRHE to HER website, Accessed 29/06/2021 (Website). SDV364039.

(Estimated 1964: Ancient Monuments). One of two cists on Willings Wall Warren. Two cists 137m apart on moorland.
(02/12/1991) Mound 9m diameter, 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.
( EH Scheduling amendment, 09-MAY-2001)SX 58276535. A cairn immediately adjacent to and west of Willings Walls Reave. The cairn mound measures 9 metres in diameter and up to 0.5 metres high. It contains a central cist with one end slab and two side slabs in place. Scheduled.

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.
SDV139549Post-Graduate Thesis: Robertson, J. G.. 1994. The Archaeology of the Upper Plym Valley. Edinburgh University. Unknown.
SDV139598Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950/1978. SX56NE76. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. Photographs.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape.
SDV231259Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1900. 19th Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 32. Unknown. 49, plate 4.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 163.
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.
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.
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 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UPHT-17.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV364039Website: Historic England. 2021-2022. NRHE to HER website. https://nrhe-to-her.esdm.co.uk/NRHE. Website. Accessed 29/06/2021.

Associated Monuments

MDV4021Related to: Cairn at Willings Wall Warren (Monument)
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
  • EDV8383 - Excavation of the cairn west of Willings Walls Reave

Date Last Edited:Jun 29 2021 2:16PM