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HER Number:MDV7727
Name:Possible Cist to north of Great Kneeset


Possible cist to the north of Great Kneeset


Grid Reference:SX 588 865
Map Sheet:SX58NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NE/33

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ellison, J. R. P., 1979, Cist (Correspondence). SDV266874.

Visited in August 1979. Proceeding from Brim Brook to Great Kneeset, the author came across a (possible) kistvaen with the cover-stone in position, and, in addition, a neatly fitting corner piece, which the builder had selected to complete the cover. There are large shell cases in the area, and so it may be at risk from damage.

Gerrard, S., 2002, Kneeset Nose Possible Cist (Report - non-specific). SDV266875.

Visited on 2nd February 1998. Kneeset Nose cist. Considered under the Monument Protection Programme, but despite an exhaustive search of the area no cist could be found. There are hundreds of shell holes in the area some of which contain slabs which may have been confused with a cist. On the way to the site the officer met with two walkers who said that they knew of the cist and that it still survived - it may therefore be that the cist survives (perhaps in a different location to the one indicated by the Grid Reference). If it survives it may well be of National Importance. The location of the monument in an impact zone may mean that it is very vulnerable. However, until there is more concrete information this site will not be considered for scheduling.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV266874Correspondence: Ellison, J. R. P.. 1979. Cist. Letter and Sketch Plan.
SDV266875Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 2002. Kneeset Nose Possible Cist. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range

Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2015 10:31AM