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HER Number:MDV6257
Name:Cist north of prehistoric settlement on summit of Round Hill, Dartmoor Forest

Summary

Cist north of prehistoric settlement on the summit of Round Hill

Location

Grid Reference:SX 611 744
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SW12
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/24
  • Old SAM County Ref: 705
  • Pastscape: 443265

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Prowse, A. B., 1901, The Antiquities of Ockery and Roundhill, Dartmoor, 498, Figure (Article in Serial). SDV233834.

Kistvean 0.9 metres by 0.48 metres by 0.36 metres deep. The coverstone has been pushed off on the east side and measures 1.4 metres by 0.86 metres by 0.2 metres thick. The cist is on the verge of a steep slope towards the south-east.

Worth, R. H., 1912, 31st Report of the Barrow Committee, 85, Plate 6 (Article in Serial). SDV233835.

Cist on settlement site south-east of Two Bridges, east of the summit of Roundhill. Well preserved, coverstone just overlaps the chamber, having been turned to one side.

Worth, R. H., 1925, 44th Report of the Barrow Committee, 70, Plate 2, Figure 2 (Article in Serial). SDV237295.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visited on 17th September 1974. Traces of mound or cairn enclosing a cist oriented east-south-east to west-north-west.

Robinson, R., 1982, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982 (Un-published). SDV342809.

Site visted on 22nd January 1982.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on RAF aerial photographs.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 227, Map 65, Figure 65.1 & 65.2 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Round Hill Summit Cist '2' at SX61157440. Nothing remains of the cairn once surrounding the cist but four slabs are in their original position and the capstone is propped against them.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Cartographic). SDV345521.

Cairn shown on survey.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 443265, SX67SW12 (Website). SDV363416.

Field Investigation on 1st September 1950. This cist is in excellent condition. The side and end stones stand 0.3 metres above ground level, and the capstone leans against the eastern stone. There is no trace of a cairn or retaining circle around the cist.
Field Investigation on 1st February 1988. A well preserved cist, situated on a slight east-facing slope just off the crest of a rounded hilltop at 361 metres OD. It stands in isolation on a generally stone-free area of rough moorland pasture. The side slabs are each 1.2 metres long and up to 0.3 metres thick and the end slabs are 0.55 metres long, 0.15 metres wide and 0.4 metres long by 0.1 metres wide respectively. The coverstone is up to 1.6 metres long, 0.9 metres wide and 0.2 metres thick. There are no surface indications of either a cairn or mound around the cist.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

'Cist' shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 102577 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

A short cist which survives as 0.9 metre long by 0.6 metre wide stone lined rectangular structure with a cover stone displaced to the east.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV233834Article in Serial: Prowse, A. B.. 1901. The Antiquities of Ockery and Roundhill, Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 33. Unknown. 498, Figure.
SDV233835Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1912. 31st Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 44. Unknown. 85, Plate 6.
SDV237295Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1925. 44th Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 57. Unknown. 70, Plate 2, Figure 2.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 227, Map 65, Figure 65.1 & 65.2.
SDV342809Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1982. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Unknown.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #128518 ]
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 443265, SX67SW12.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 102577.

Associated Monuments

MDV6217Related to: Cairn and cist on the summit of Round Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV6238Related to: Cairn and cist on the summit of Round Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV6238Related to: Cairn and cist on the summit of Round Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV6238Related to: Cairn and cist on the summit of Round Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV6238Related to: Cairn and cist on the summit of Round Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV6256Related to: Possible cairn and cist north-east of Round Hill. Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV6221Related to: Settlement south-east of Round Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8627 - Roundhill Farm Duchy Farms Survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 15 2021 12:42PM