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HER Number:MDV6190
Name:Alleged cist, Gidleigh


A cist is alleged at this location but field investigation proved the remains to be natural features.


Grid Reference:SX 652 880
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68NE23
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 443547
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/68

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NATURAL FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • (Former Type) CIST (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1974, SX68NE23 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV274407.

(SX 65228807) Site of cist, four stones (O. S. Crawford, undated).
(23/07/1974) At SX 65218806 are two large natural boulders of rectangular section, earthfast and about 1.0m high. A small intervening space has been hollowed by sheep. Nearby are two rocks at surface level. The whole is a natural formation and not a cist. The information probably originated from H H Breton, a correspondent c 1925 of dubious value.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV274407Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1974. SX68NE23. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. [Mapped feature: #136314 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 24 2022 1:00PM