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HER Number:MDV5969
Name:Possible cist east of Higher White Tor


This site was apparently excavated in 1827, when human hair was found (Grinsell cites Bray), but this site has not been located since this time - site / location not confirmed.


Grid Reference:SX 622 786
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/96

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148.

No precise siting given, but the implication of the account is that the cist was well known. It may be sx67nw15 (os) (sx67nw/13), if not it possibly falls at the above grid reference (os).

GRINSELL CITING BRAY, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247395.

Human hair found in a cist here, excavated by john hannaford circa 1827 (grinsell citing bray).

NMR CITING OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV247396.

Vis=20/2/1980 (os) not located on e slope of higher white tor which is presumably synonymous with great whiten tor, a name not known locally (nmr citing os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247399.

Gould. S. B. /tda/33(1901)136/7th. Report of the dartmoor exploration committee.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247400.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247401.

Burnard, r. /tda/22(1890)201/notes on dartmoor kistvaens.

National Monuments Record, Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV1181.

The dimensions do not correspond with those of osa:sx67nw15 (nmr).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247403.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)149.

Bray, A. E., 1879, The Borders of the Tamar and the Tavy (Vol 1) New 3rd? Edition, 115 (Article in Serial). SDV247402.

Gerrard, S., 1993-2002, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

Considered under the Monument Protection Programme but not recommended for scheduling. No trace has been seen of this site since excavation in 19th century.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1181National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. National Monuments Record.
SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2002. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV148Migrated Record:
SDV247395Migrated Record: GRINSELL CITING BRAY.
SDV247396Report - Survey: NMR CITING OS.
SDV247399Migrated Record:
SDV247400Migrated Record:
SDV247401Migrated Record:
SDV247402Article in Serial: Bray, A. E.. 1879. The Borders of the Tamar and the Tavy (Vol 1) New 3rd? Edition. The Borders of the Tamar and the Tavy. 1. Digital. 115.
SDV247403Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 2 2021 10:03AM