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HER Number:MDV5022
Name:Unlikely cist, Black Tor


A 'perfect cist' recorded by Breton (1950?) between Black Tor and the road. Not found; unlikely feature.


Grid Reference:SX 572 718
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE65
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 440215
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/127

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV249963.

Osa=sx57se65. Black Tor. Cairn.
A perfect cist between Black Tor and the road, which many years ago was broken up to mend the road (say about SX 572719) (citing H. Breton, 25/07/1950)

Worth, R. H., 1902, 21st Report of the Barrow Committee, 135 (Article in Serial). SDV20971.

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

Not visible on 1946 photos.

Gerrard, S., 1993-2010, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

(15/05/1992) Despite an extensive search of this area, the MPPA could not find this site.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2010. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV20971Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1902. 21st Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 34. A5 Paperback + Digital. 135.
SDV249963Migrated Record:
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.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7522 - Survey of Black Tor
  • EDV8351 - Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project

Date Last Edited:Oct 5 2021 12:21PM