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HER Number:MDV6620
Name:Cairn and Cist at King's Oven to the east of Water Hill, Chagford

Summary

Prehistoric cairn and cist at King's Oven to the east of Water Hill

Location

Grid Reference:SX 674 813
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/53

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1902, 21st Report of the Barrow Committee, 115-138 (Article in Serial). SDV20971.

King's Oven barrow surrounded by a circle with a cist. Charcoal and a flint scraper found. Cairn has been almost entirely removed leaving the cist in a broken and dilapidated condition exposed to view. The side stones still stand, one upright and one fallen inward.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 135 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 34-35, Figure 26.1, Map 26 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Furnum Regis or King's Oven is one of the earliest recorded placenames on Dartmoor being listed as one of the boundaries of the Forest in the Perambulation of 1240. The name has come to be associated with a Prehistoric pound on the eastern slopes of Water Hill. The possible Cairn (Number 2) a mound of stones in the line of the north wall of the pound which was partly surrounded by an arc of upright slabs, two or three of which remain. Charcoal and a flint scraper were found next to the uprights.


Passmore, A. J., 1997, Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape, 15 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV360382.

Cairn at King's Oven was of an unusual type for Dartmoor which probably dates to 2000 -1800 BC.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV20971Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1902. 21st Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 34. A5 Paperback + Digital. 115-138.
SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 34-35, Figure 26.1, Map 26.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 135.
SDV360382Post-Graduate Thesis: Passmore, A. J.. 1997. Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape. King Alfred's College, Winchester. A4 Comb Bound. 15.

Associated Monuments

MDV121913Part of: King's Oven Prehistoric Pound on eastern slopes of Water Hill, Chagford (Monument)
MDV46484Related to: Millstone at King's Oven Pound, Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV5811 - ORGANIC MATERIAL (Undated)
  • FDV5810 - LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Neolithic - 698000 BC to 2201 BC)

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 13 2018 2:11PM