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HER Number:MDV5092
Name:Round Cairn at Great Knat's Head

Summary

Great gnat's head. Cist. Opened and pit sunk in subsoil found.396m south south east from plym ford, consists of two sides and one end stone.6.10m from the centre lies the centre of a small barrow 2.743m in diameter. The barrow was examined and proved to cover a circular, paved area. Underneath the flat paving stones lay a large flat stone which closely resembled the cover stone of a kistvaen. This latter, however, rested on the subsoil everywhere and covered neither a pit in the calm nor a kistvaen (os citing worth).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 611 680
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/16/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 10752(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Vis=3/6/1995 (gerrard) round cairn adjacent to cist. Cairn lies 4m s of the cist and survives as a 4m diam and 0.2m high mound. This cairn was investigated in 1901 and found to cover a circular, carefully paved area lying on top of a large flat stone (mpp).


OS CITING WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164615.

Great gnat's head. Cist. Opened and pit sunk in subsoil found.396m south south east from plym ford, consists of two sides and one end stone.6.10m from the centre lies the centre of a small barrow 2.743m in diameter. The barrow was examined and proved to cover a circular, paved area. Underneath the flat paving stones lay a large flat stone which closely resembled the cover stone of a kistvaen. This latter, however, rested on the subsoil everywhere and covered neither a pit in the calm nor a kistvaen (os citing worth).


NMR, CITING OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV164617.

Vis=12/9/1978 (os) small heather covered cairn on a slight w slope at 430m od.3m diam, 0.3m high with small central hollow (nmr, citing os).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164619.

Osa=sx66nw4.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164620.

Worth, r. H. /tda/34(1902)110/21st report of the barrow committee.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164621.

Worth, r. H. /tda/33(1901)119/20th report of the barrow committee.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164622.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)162.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164623.

Thackray, c.(ed)/the upper plym valley : the management of an historic landscape/(1994)309/102.1211.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164624.

Des=mpp/140538.


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

Vis=7/6/1950 (os) excavations showed the cairn covered a paved area only. Diam 3m, height 0.2m.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record: OS CITING WORTH.
  • Report - Survey: NMR, CITING OS.
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  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV57383Related to: Cairn at Great Knat's Head (Monument)
MDV5091Related to: Cist at Great Knat's Head (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2015 12:07PM