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HER Number:MDV55317
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Shaugh Prior


Vis=2/5/1995 (gerrard) round cairn containing a cist. The mound, lies on a small natural promontory, is 4m in diam, stands up to 0.6m and has been excavated to reveal a cist orientated ne-sw. The interior of the cist measures 1.2m by 0.75m by 0.2m deep.


Grid Reference:SX 592 657
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/586
  • Old SAM Ref: 24220

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description


Thackray reports this cist as having all but disappeared under the encroaching vegetation, but this would appear not to be the case and the possibility of another cist surviving in the immediate vicinity should not be discounted and may explain butler's plan which appears to be of another site. Recently fitch has brought these discrepancies into the public domain, but the situation will not be resolved satisfactorily until both sites (if they exist) are visited together by the same individual (mpp).

NMR CITING HAYNES, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV174884.

Cist shown on plan, 45" x 24"-29", situated within a cairn (nmr citing haynes).

NMR CITING OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV174885.

Vis=22/2/1979 (os) on a w facing slope to the n of hen tor at 350m od is a low earthen barrow with cist. The barrow is 4m x 3.5m x 0.6m high. The centrally placed cist is 1.2m x 0.6m internally and 0.2m deep. Three side stones visible, with the cist aligned ne/sw, but no coverstone. The overall condition is fair (nmr citing os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV174886.


Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV174887.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV174888.

Thackray, c.(ed)/the upper plym valley: the management of an historic landscape/(1994)312/1221.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV174889.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities/3(1994)147;fig 49.22.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV174890.

Fitch, t. /the dartmoor newsletter /25(1995)4/hentor warren cists.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV174891.

Des=hayens, r. J. /()/typescript notes + plans in plymouth city library/(cited by nmr).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV174884Migrated Record: NMR CITING HAYNES.
SDV174885Report - Survey: NMR CITING OS.
SDV174886Migrated Record:
SDV174887National Monuments Record Database:
SDV174888Migrated Record:
SDV174889Migrated Record:
SDV174890Migrated Record:
SDV174891Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated 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:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM