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HER Number:MDV4394
Name:Cist in cairn cemetery on Long Ridge

Summary

A cairn containing a cist on the gentle north-facing slope of Langridge measures 5.2 metres in diameter and has a maximum height of 0.5 metres. The centrally situated cist is now about 0.9 metres square and 0.3 metres deep and may have originally been rectangular.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 643 862
Map Sheet:SX68NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NW/28
  • Pastscape: 443714

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CIST (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • CAIRN (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950-1953, SX68NW14, Plan (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV239054.

Cist in vague barrow. Two end stones in position, north-weastern one leaning inwards. South-western side stone is upright, north-eastern side is composed of two stones, one of normal composition a flat rectangular stone leaning inwards. The other is a rough stone. Coverstone lies to the north-west. Cist is contained in a vague barrow, which is heather covered.
Cist measures 0.8 metres by 0.8 metres by 0.5 metres deep. Barrow is 5.0 metres in diameter, 0.3 metres high. (18/8/1950)

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 139, 30/7/1976 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Cairn enclosing cist, nearly square, placed probably south-east by north-west, capstone to north-north-west. Diameter 5.5 metres, 0.3 metres high.

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

Not visible on Royal Air Force 1947 aerial photographs.

Probert, S. A. J., 1991, Cairns on Long Ridge, Gidleigh (Report - Survey). SDV239056.

SX6440 8625. A cairn containing a cist on the gentle north-facing slope of Langridge measures 5.2 metres in diameter and has a maximum height of 0.5 metres. The centrally situated cist is now about 0.9 metres square and 0.3 metres deep and may have originally been rectangular. Orientated north-west by south-east or north-east by south-west it is completely stone-lined though only the south-east stone seems to be intact and upright. Embedded in the north-west side of the cairn is the coverstone, an irregular slab circa 1 metre square.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Cairn is recorded on the modern mapping, although only depicted with a point.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV239054Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950-1953. SX68NW14. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. Plan.
SDV239056Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1991. Cairns on Long Ridge, Gidleigh. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #92026 ]
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 139, 30/7/1976.
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.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV54481Related to: BARROW in the Parish of Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV58684Related to: CAIRN in the Parish of Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV4395Related to: Cairn on Long Ridge (Monument)
MDV54501Related to: Cairn on Long Ridge (Monument)
MDV54480Related to: Round cairn forming part of cemetery on Long Ridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 27 2020 3:41PM