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HER Number:MDV61332
Name:Cairn with cist on Black Down 1.6km east of Higher Bowden

Summary

A flat-topped cairn containing the endstones of a cist lies on the upper slopes of a small promontory at the western end of Black Down.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 573 915
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX59SE81
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1339475
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/207
  • Old SAM Ref: 28750

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV249374.

Des=radcliffe, w. /(1999)/worksheet in pf. (radcliffe) 2 earthfast slabs, the end stones of a cist about 1m long. The cover and side slabs have disappeared (worksheet).

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152179 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(21/06/1999) Round cairn and cist on Black Down standing 1620m east of Higher Bowden. Diameter 6m, height 0.7m. Cist 0.9m by 0.3m deep. Oriented north-north-west by south-south-east. Central pit 1.7m by 0.9m by 0.4m deep. Dimensions: long: 1.7 wide: 0.9 deep: 0.4 shape: description: well preserved kerb around the north-western side of the mound. Central pit filled with loose stones. Two edge set stones on the side of the pit represent the remnants of a cist. The north-north-west stone measures 0.53m long, 0.15m thick and 0.24m high. The south-south-east stone is 0.49m long, 0.08m thick and 0.30m high. These stones represent the end stones of a cist measuring 0.9m long. Spoil from the robbing activity has been thrown up to form small narrow finger shaped dumps on the northern and east-north-east sides of the mound.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 215 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Butler, J., 1997, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities - Vol 5 The Second Millennium B.C., 58; fig 35 (Monograph). SDV320503.

English Heritage, 2001, Schedule amendment (Schedule Document). SDV249370.

Bronze Age round cairn containing a cist situated on Black Down 1.6 kilometres east of Higher Bowden. The cairn is 6 metres in diameter and 0.7 metres in height. The cist is 0.9 metres long with 2 edge slabs in the original position. Remains of a kerb are visible around the north west edge of the mound. Scheduled.

Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P., 2003-2004, Measured survey North Dartmoor Military Range Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV350801.

(29/01/2004) SX 57409153. A flat-topped cairn containing the endstones of a cist lies on the upper slopes of a small promontory at the W end of Black Down. The cairn measures 6.5m in diameter and stands 0.7m high on the downslope, NE, side. The centre of the mound is occupied by a roughly circular hollow which as exposed the boulders of the cairn's fabric and two parallel slabs 0.5m long and 0.75m apart which appear to be endstones of a cist. Spoil from the excavation lies on the E and S sides of the mound. traces of a possible kerb are visible on the N fringe of the cairn.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 215.
SDV249370Schedule Document: English Heritage. 2001. Schedule amendment. The Schedule of Monuments.
SDV249374Migrated Record:
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152179.
SDV320503Monograph: Butler, J.. 1997. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities - Vol 5 The Second Millennium B.C.. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities. V. Paperback Volume. 58; fig 35.
SDV350801Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P.. 2003-2004. Measured survey North Dartmoor Military Range Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. 28-2004. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #134558 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range
  • EDV8679 - Okehampton Range: Management Survey
  • EDV8291 - Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey
  • EDV8695 - Survey of Okehampton North Dartmoor Military Range

Date Last Edited:Nov 25 2021 11:51AM