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HER Number:MDV6422
Name:Alleged cist south-east of Yartor Down


Possible site of a Prehistoric cist to the south-east of Yartor Down recorded by Worth (1948). Siting not confirmed and Ordnance Survey visit in 1980 could not find any cist here.


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: SX67SE25
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 442928
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/198
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX67SE25

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1948/1980, SX67SE25 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV347123.

Site of cist (SX 68287329) suggested in a letter from R H Worth in 1948. Not shown on any mapping.
(20/05/1980) Site visited. There is nothing resembling a cist in the small, cleared, level field in which Worth's siting occurs.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV347123Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1948/1980. SX67SE25. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

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

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8296 - Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project

Date Last Edited:Mar 3 2022 11:17AM