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HER Number:MDV6914
Name:Alleged cist south of Cosdon Beacon


Two ruined cists on Cosdon noted in Ward Lock Guide to Dartmoor. Neither known to Worth (1950) and features not found; appear to be duplicate features. See also MDV6922.


Grid Reference:SX 635 910
Map Sheet:SX69SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH TAWTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX69SW20
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 444171
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SW/40

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) CIST? (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV270323.

Ward lock /guide to dartmoor/ (1961)87.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950/1981, SX69SW20 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV270322.

Second of two cists on Cosdon at SX 63589104 AND SX 63639137 (J. W. Brailsford referring to Ward Lock's Guide to Dartmoor).
R. H. Worth stated he was unaware of these features (04/07/1950).
(04/08/1950) No trace could be found during site visit.
(c.1981) This is almost cetainly an erroneous siting for SX69SW15 and 45.

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

Not visible on 1946 RAF photos.

Gerrard, S., 1993-2010, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

(Undated; pre 2002) Considered under MPP but could not be found.

Radcliffe, B., 2000, Email regarding cist sites on Cosdon Hill (Correspondence). SDV270324.

(24/02/2000) Radcliffe states that the dilapidated kistvaen 8ft square on Cosdon summit is the same site as SX69SW/24 at SX 6371 9160.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2010. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV270322Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950/1981. SX69SW20. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV270323Migrated Record:
SDV270324Correspondence: Radcliffe, B.. 2000. Email regarding cist sites on Cosdon Hill. Email. Digital.
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.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 17 2022 1:50PM