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HER Number:MDV61775
Name:Cairn 330 metres north-east of Fox Tor Mire Cross


Cairn and cist north-east of Fox Tor Mire Cross. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.


Grid Reference:SX 618 704
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of Bronze Age cairn and cist 330 metres north-east of Fox Tor Mire Cross

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/456
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Unknown, 1939, Untitled Source (Article in Serial). SDV250138.

Clear remains of cairn with cist. One side and one end stone of cist are in place. The western side stone may be beneath the turf, but the southern end stone and cover stone are missing. The internal dimensions of the cist are approximately 0.53 x 0.58 x 0.45 meters (1 foot 9 inches x 1 foot 11 inches x 1 foot 6 inches). Immediately around cist there was a backing of comparatively large flat stones. Other details: Barrow Report 58.

Radcliffe, W., 1999, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV299727.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV250138Article in Serial: Unknown. 1939. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 71. Unknown.
SDV299727Worksheet: Radcliffe, W.. 1999.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV6342Related to: Cist 206 meters north-east of Fox Tor Mire Cross (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2015 10:59AM