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HER Number:MDV5652
Name:Cist north-west of Glazemeet with remains of a cairn, Ugborough

Summary

On the open moor are stones which are probably the remains of a cist, on the lower slopes of Glasscombe Ball. There are a number of small stones scattered about having the appearance of a retaining circle. At a somewhat greater distance south-east of the sidestones is a flat surfaced stone at ground level which may have come from the cist.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 665 605
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Remains of a prehistoric cist on Glasscombe Ball 110 metres west of West Glaze Brook

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 66 SE 74
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/1
  • Pastscape: 441989

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CIST (Constructed, Iron Age - 700 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Birkett Dixon, C. E., 1956, 72nd Report on Barrows, 223-224, plate 29, fig.2 (Article in Serial). SDV272437.

Cist near Glazemeet; elevation about 274 metres on the open moor are stones which are probably the remains of a cist, on the lower slopes of Glasscombe Ball. There are a number of small stones scattered about having the appearance of a retaining circle. At a somewhat greater distance south-east of the sidestones is a flat surfaced stone at ground level which may have come from the cist.
The site lies some 110 metres up the lower slope of the Glasscombe Ball, from the West Glaze Brook, 330 metres upstream from Glazemeet. There is a very slight trace of a mound and scattered rocks indicate the remains of a cairn, although there is not sufficient evidence to suggest the existence of a retaining circle. Only one sidestone and one endstone now remain, with the coverstone lying 3.4 metres away to the south-east.
Overall dimensions of the coverstone are 49 inches (1.2 metres) by 24 inches (0.6 metres). Length of sidestone is 48 inches (2.12 metres) and the endstone 16.5 inches (0.4 metres).

Gaskell-Brown, C. + Hankin, C., 1974 -1978, Ugborough Parish Checklist (Worksheet). SDV161354.

SX 665 605. Cist found by a Mr Carpenter of Plympton (reported to Mr Birkett-Dixon by Mr H. Hurrell). Stones identified that are probably the remains of a cist. One stone is 1.2m long by 0.3m wide, tapering towards both ends and protruding 0.38m above ground. At its south-east end (and at right-angles to it) is another stone 0.46m long 0.19m wide. This almost touches the larger stone, but doesn't stand so prominently above the ground. A number of small stones are scattered at a radius of about 1.2m which may represent a retaining circle. An additional flat-surfaced stone lies to the south-east which may have come from the cist.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX66SE74, SX66SE74, plan (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV142476.

(26/07/1977) SX 6652 6050 The remains of this cist are as planned and described by Birkett-Dixon (1956). The coverstone measures 1.3m by 0.5m. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on P.F.D.

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

Not visible on National Monuments Record aerial photographs to date (04/06/1985).

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 85, Map 56, Figure 56.3.1 (Monograph). SDV337765.

'Glaze Meet cairn and cist'. One side and end stone of the cist are in place as well as a few slabs of the retaining circle but very little remains of the mound.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

'Cist' marked on modern mapping.

Perrin, R., 2016, Ugborough Parish Heritage Appraisal Second Edition, UG 571 (Report - Assessment). SDV360390.

SX 6651 6051. Probable remains of a cist about 110 metres up the slope of Glasscombe Ball from the west Glaze Brook, 330 metres upstream from Glazemeet, at about 247 metres OD. Only one sidestone and one endstone remain, the coverstone lying 3.4 metres to east. Not visible on aerial photographs.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV142476Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX66SE74. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. SX66SE74, plan.
SDV161354Worksheet: Gaskell-Brown, C. + Hankin, C.. 1974 -1978. Ugborough Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. Digital.
SDV272437Article in Serial: Birkett Dixon, C. E.. 1956. 72nd Report on Barrows. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 88. Unknown. 223-224, plate 29, fig.2.
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.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 85, Map 56, Figure 56.3.1.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #127078 ]
SDV360390Report - Assessment: Perrin, R.. 2016. Ugborough Parish Heritage Appraisal Second Edition. Ugborough Local History Group. A4 Bound. UG 571.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 27 2020 10:39AM