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HER Number:MDV4030
Name:Cairn with cist west of Legis Lake

Summary

Vis=31/5/1950 (os) legis lake cairn. Margined with a circle of upright stones. Some stones from the circle are missing. The cairn measures 4.9m diameter 0.3m high and the cist measures 0.9m x 0.5m x 0.6m deep. A perfect cist with two sidestones and two endstones in position. The coverstone overhangs the cist at its southern end corner. The cist is contained in a barrow, and there are the remains of a retaining circle surrounding the barrow. Nine stones remain and all are fallen.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 565 657
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/35
  • Old SAM County Ref: 383
  • Old SAM Ref: 10593

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • CIST (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=28/7/1972 (grinsell) cairn with retaining circle enclosing cist placed se/nw, capstone to sw. Diameter 4.5m, height 0.2m.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV215870.

Vis=not visible 1946 raf verticals (rchm app 1985).

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV215871.

Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments) mound 0.4m high with retaining kerb 5m in diam and central cist 1m by 0.5m by 0.4m deep (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV215873.

Worth, r. H. /tda/42(1910)62/29th report of the barrow committee.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV215874.

Worth, r. H. /tda/44(1912)83/31st report of the barrow committee.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV215875.

Osa=sx56ne62/plans.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV215876.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)167/sheepstor 20.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV215877.

Breton, h. H (1914) beautiful dartmoor. I. Sheepstor and its border lands. P.13 & 58.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV215878.

Breton, h. H (1932) the forest of dartmoor. Ii. Plymouth. P.25(view).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV215879.

Pettit, p (1974) prehistoric dartmoor. Pl. Opp.89, upper.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV215880.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)47 75/e32.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=31/5/1950 (os) legis lake cairn. Margined with a circle of upright stones. Some stones from the circle are missing. The cairn measures 4.9m diameter 0.3m high and the cist measures 0.9m x 0.5m x 0.6m deep. A perfect cist with two sidestones and two endstones in position. The coverstone overhangs the cist at its southern end corner. The cist is contained in a barrow, and there are the remains of a retaining circle surrounding the barrow. Nine stones remain and all are fallen.

Turner, J. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37204.

Vis=platform circle. Ring of rough boulders forms kerb, internal diam 4.1m, enclosing flat-topped cairn 0.3m high with central cist (turner).

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UPRM-10 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(20/05/2019) Condition assessed as ?very good by volunteer recorders; no issues noted, although stability and vulnerability of site questioned.

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

Feature photographed in May 2019.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV215870Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV215871Report - Survey: AM.
SDV215873Migrated Record:
SDV215874Migrated Record:
SDV215875Migrated Record:
SDV215876Migrated Record:
SDV215877Migrated Record:
SDV215878Migrated Record:
SDV215879Migrated Record:
SDV215880Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. OSA. Card Index.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UPRM-10.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

Associated Monuments

MDV13243Related to: Legis Lake Medieval Settlement, 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
  • EDV8227 - Ringmoor Training Area: Monument Baseline Condition Survey

Date Last Edited:Nov 20 2020 11:38AM