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HER Number:MDV6922
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 MDV6914.


Grid Reference:SX 636 913
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/48

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV271225.

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

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

One 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.

(-/-/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 triple row with remains of two kistvaens on Cosdon is the same as SX69SW/19.

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.
SDV270324Correspondence: Radcliffe, B.. 2000. Email regarding cist sites on Cosdon Hill. Email. Digital.
SDV271225Migrated Record:
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