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HER Number:MDV4024
Name:Cist 230 metres south-east of Roughtor Plantation

Summary

An incomplete cist situated on the west-facing slope of a ridge on the east side of Yellowmead Down. It measures internally 1.0 metre by 1.0 metre and its height measured from the interior is 0.5 metres. There is no evidence of a cairn. Located in an isolated pocket of closely cropped grass and surrounded by tinners pits. Only three slabs survive in place surrounding a hollow and forming the sides of the cist. The fourth side is missing as is the capstone and any trace of a mound.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 579 682
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 32
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/28
  • Old SAM Ref: 10750
  • Pastscape: 438592

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV217344.

Outcombe newtake, deancombe. Three sides of this cist still stand, the fourth side and the cover stone are missing. Cist apparently nearly square when perfect. Direction may be s 10deg w or may conform to rule and point s 80deg e. Vis=7/9/1972 (grinsell). Cist almost square but probably placed ese/wnw. E slab missing. Little or no evidence of cairn or mound (grinsell). Vis=28/5/1977 (os). Incomplete cist on west facing slope. Internally 1m by 1m, height inside is 0.5m. No evidence of a cairn (os). Vis=not visible 1946 raf verticals (rchm app 1985). Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments). Se-nw orientated cist.0.9m long, by 0.9m wide by 0.5m deep. Traces of kerb, but no mound. Nw end and both side slabs in place, se slab slightly displaced (am).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217345.

Worth, r. H. /tda/65(1933)85 pl.10 figs.10-11/53rd report on barrows.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217346.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)165.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217347.

Birkett dixon, c. E. /tda/84(1952)249,252.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217348.

Osa=sx56ne32.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 70, 208 (Monograph). SDV137656.

The Outholme cist, 100 metres from a newtake boundary and surrounded by tinners' pits, has lost a capstone, one side slab and most of the covering mound, though one or two half-buried slabs alongside may be the remains of a retaining circle.


Wessex Archaeology, 2002, Cramber Tor Training Area Rapid Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV354588.

Site WA028.


Newman , P., 2006, Cramber Tor Training Area Archaeological Field Investigation (Report - Survey). SDV233640.

(Visited 01/08/2006) Located in an isolated pocket of closely cropped grass and surrounded by tinners pits. Only three slabs survive in place surrounding a hollow and forming the sides of the cist. The fourth side is missing as is the capstone and any trace of a mound. Otherwise as described by the Ordnance Survey in 1977.


Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

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. 70, 208.
SDV217344Report - Survey: AM.
SDV217345Migrated Record:
SDV217346Migrated Record:
SDV217347Migrated Record:
SDV217348Migrated Record:
SDV233640Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2006. Cramber Tor Training Area Archaeological Field Investigation. English Heritage. [Mapped feature: #117843 ]
SDV354588Report - Survey: Wessex Archaeology. 2002. Cramber Tor Training Area Rapid Condition Survey. Wessex Archaeology Report. Unknown.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7382 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area

Date Last Edited:May 17 2019 12:03PM