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HER Number:MDV6183
Name:Possible cist on southern side of Shovel Down, Chagford


Recorded as a cist by Worth (1932), based on the one remaining stone. 1991 survey thought it more likely the result of stone clearance for the nearby newtake wall.


Grid Reference:SX 661 854
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/61
  • Pastscape: 443604

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1932, The Prehistoric Monuments of Scorhill, Buttern Hill, and Shuggledown (Shoveldown), 287 (Article in Serial). SDV239731.

A cist lies 177 feet north by west of Thornworthy Corner (SX6612 8541). One side of the stone measures 5.5 feet.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1974, SX68NE42 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV273513.

Visited 08/07/1974 Remains of cist at SX66118546. The cist is composed of one upright slab 1.8 metres long by 0.7 metres high, and one recumbent slab, now partly buried, of uncertain size. There is no trace of a mound. Surveyed at 1:2500.

National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape (Website). SDV360651.

The slab is as described by Ordnance Survey (1974). The remains do not appear to represent a cist, this may be due to the removal of surface stone for the newtake wall at Thornworthy Corner (citing Wilson-North, R., 19/9/1991, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV239731Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1932. The Prehistoric Monuments of Scorhill, Buttern Hill, and Shuggledown (Shoveldown). Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 64. Unknown. 287.
SDV273513Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1974. SX68NE42. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. [Mapped feature: #39637 ]
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 17 2018 2:59PM