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HER Number:MDV6422
Name:Cist south-east of Yartor Down


Possible site of a Prehistoric cist to the south-east of Yartor Down


Grid Reference:SX 682 732
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Dartmeet Parallel Reave System. Earthworks of an extensive area of prehistoric remains including complex field system, numerous hut circles, enclosures and cairns, overlain by medieval remains including Vaghill Warren, farmsteads and a large field syste

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 442928
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/198
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX67SE25
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1948, SX67SE25 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV347123.

Site of cist suggested in a letter from R H Worth in 1948. Not shown on any mapping.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 122-4 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Not shown on map or described in text. Other details: Map 12.

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

Part of Dartmeet coaxial field system (Northern Part) which was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 43.

National Monuments Record, 2011, 442928 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV347124.

A cist was alleged at this location but there is no ground evidence to substantiate this.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 122-4.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV347123Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1948. SX67SE25. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV347124National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2011. 442928. National Monuments Record Database. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV6462Related to: Hut circle 460 meters north-west of Sharp Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 24 2015 9:18AM