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HER Number:MDV4625
Name:CIST in the Parish of Lands common to the Parishes of Bridestowe and Sourton

Summary

Great nodden, lyd; on the summit is a small grave, different in shape and mode of structure from the usual form. Opened and ransacked some years previously. Probably originally covered with a barrow or mound of small stones most of which have been removed to form a large cairn about 6m away. Of local metamorphosed rock; flint flake and small borer of white or patinated flint found nearby. Unusual, resembles graves found in stillman street, plymouth (worth). Vis=est=-/-/1890 (brent) wedge shaped kist with broad end semi-circular and sides somewhat elliptical, fining off almost to a point. Measurements are estimated; depth not found. The sides are built up of pieces of slaty stone so arranged that the sides form a near perpendicular wall all round, no slabs or large stones being used. Vis=2/3/1951 (os) cairn greatly despoiled. Stones built in drystone walling to form sheep shelter. In the centre of the cairn is a stone filled hollow which might have contained a cist once. Vis=not visible (rchm app 1985). Vis=estimated 21/4/1993 (gerrard) ring cairn. Earthwork survives as a circular bank of small stones, 2.3m wide and 0.4m high surrounding an internal area measuring 8m in diameter. A recent stone cairn measuring 4m in diameter and 0.9m high stands on the w side of the ring bank. A wedge shaped cist, with a seem-circular broad end and elliptical sides composed of local slate was present within this cairn during the latter part of the 19c, but is no longer visible (mpp).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 538 874
Map Sheet:SX58NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLands common to the Parishes of Bridestowe and Sourton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDESTOWE AND SOURTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NW/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 22341

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Unknown, MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA (Migrated Record). SDV331.

Great nodden, lyd; on the summit is a small grave, different in shape and mode of structure from the usual form. Opened and ransacked some years previously. Probably originally covered with a barrow or mound of small stones most of which have been removed to form a large cairn about 6m away. Of local metamorphosed rock; flint flake and small borer of white or patinated flint found nearby. Unusual, resembles graves found in stillman street, plymouth (worth). Vis=est=-/-/1890 (brent) wedge shaped kist with broad end semi-circular and sides somewhat elliptical, fining off almost to a point. Measurements are estimated; depth not found. The sides are built up of pieces of slaty stone so arranged that the sides form a near perpendicular wall all round, no slabs or large stones being used. Vis=2/3/1951 (os) cairn greatly despoiled. Stones built in drystone walling to form sheep shelter. In the centre of the cairn is a stone filled hollow which might have contained a cist once. Vis=not visible (rchm app 1985). Vis=estimated 21/4/1993 (gerrard) ring cairn. Earthwork survives as a circular bank of small stones, 2.3m wide and 0.4m high surrounding an internal area measuring 8m in diameter. A recent stone cairn measuring 4m in diameter and 0.9m high stands on the w side of the ring bank. A wedge shaped cist, with a seem-circular broad end and elliptical sides composed of local slate was present within this cairn during the latter part of the 19c, but is no longer visible (mpp).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV234587.

Worth, r. H. /tda/34(1902)112,115,137/21st report of the barrow committee.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV234588.

Osa=sx58nw5.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV234589.

Brent, f. /tda/23(1891)117-118/13th report of the barrow committee.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV234590.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)134.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV234591.

Bailsford, j. W. /antiquity/12(1938)450/bronze age stone monuments of dartmoor.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV234592.

Des=mpp/130958.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV234593.

Bulter, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities/2(1991)219.

Sources / Further Reading

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  • Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 21 2015 8:33PM