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HER Number:MDV5095
Name:Alleged cist north-east of Foxton Cross


Cist recorded approximately 55 metres south-east of wall running north of Fox Tor in the early 20th century. This feature could not be found during field visit in 1950; unlikely feature.


Grid Reference:SX 619 698
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Remains of a prehistoric cist north-east of Foxton Cross

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/19
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX66NW9 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV252857.

SX 61936988 Cist recorded 54.9 metres south-east of white stone in the wall. Area was overgrown with high heather in 1917-1918, but the heather was burnt in 1920 and the cist was quite plain with capstone by north-east side. The south-west stone had gone (unattributed source).
(06/06/1950) No trace of this antiquity could be found during visit by the Ordnance Survey.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site would have been considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.
[NB: as this feature is not confirmed, it should not be considered as an NI site. Richards, A. F., 25/03/2022].

Sources / Further Reading

SDV252857Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66NW9. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. [Mapped feature: #31737 NB: the given NGR places this 'feature' 110m from the wall, rather than 55m…, ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project

Date Last Edited:Mar 25 2022 8:37AM