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HER Number:MDV5129
Name:Cairn and cist 365 metres west of Grim's Grave, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Cairn and cist 365 metres west of Grim's Grave Cairn. Two end stones and two side stones in position, the coverstone is missing. Cist is 0.72 metres long, 0.5 metres wide and 0.3 metres deep. There may be a small cairn surrounding it.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 608 664
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66NW37
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/45
  • Old SAM Ref: 28795

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 163 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Kistvaen. Two end stones and two side stones in position, the coverstone is missing. The tops of the stones are at ground level. Length of northern side stone 1.4 metres, southern side stone 1 metres, western end stone 0.6 metres, and eastern end stone 0.5 metres. Present depth of kist is 0.3 metres. There is no barrow.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SX66NW37, SX66NW37, Plan (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV151995.

Visited on 9th September 1978. No reason to doubt that this cist is still in position and as planned in 1950, but not located during investigation. Currently in an area of thick long grass.

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

Not visible on RAF aerial photographs.

Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Visited on 14th october 1976. Cist placed east-south-east to west-north-west. Diameter of cairn only slight.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140502
MPP 140502
(Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Butler, Turner and Grinsell all record the presence of a small mound associated with the cist, but this could not be seen despite careful scrutiny.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 150-3, Map 50, Figures 50.2 & 50.2.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Langcombe Brook '5' at SX60876641 with a cist surrounded by a possible small cairn. Very little remains of the covering mound of the cist. Four sides of the cist are present with the end slabs tipping inwards. It lies concealed amid the long grass.

English Heritage, 2005, Survey Information (miscellaneous date) (Report - Survey). SDV345855.

Cross shown on survey.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Square feature shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1015755 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

This monument includes a cist situated on a north facing slope overlooking the Langcombe Brook. The cist survives as a 0.72 metres long, 0.5 metres wide and 0.3 metres deep stone lined pit aligned east to west. The cist protrudes 0.15 metres above the present land surface, and although no mound is visible it may survive as a buried feature beneath deep peat deposits.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 150-3, Map 50, Figures 50.2 & 50.2.1.
SDV151995Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SX66NW37. OSAD Card. Card Index. SX66NW37, Plan.
SDV229817Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 163.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140502 MPP 140502.
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.
SDV345855Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Survey Information (miscellaneous date). English Heritage. Digital.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1015755.

Associated Monuments

MDV5126Related to: Cairn and cist south of Langcombe Brook, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV5122Related to: Cairn with a cist between Deadmans Bottom and Langcombe Brook, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV5128Related to: Cairn with a cist near the head of a southern tributary of Langcombe Brook, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV5125Related to: Cairn with cist east of Deadman's Bottom, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV5086Related to: Cist between Deadmans Bottom and Langcombe Brook, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV5083Related to: Grim's Grave cairn circle north of Langcombe Brook, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape

Date Last Edited:Jul 21 2021 10:24AM