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HER Number:MDV80628
Name:Possible collapsed tomb on Hickley Plain, South Brent


Possible remains of a chambered tomb on Hickley Plain / Brent Fore Hill, South Brent. Previously unrecorded site consisting of four collapsed granite slabs; three of which may represent upright slabs that supported a capping stone.


Grid Reference:SX 666 620
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ruffles, M., 2010, Possible chambered tomb on north-east slopes of Wacka Tor (Worksheet). SDV347773.

Four stones with a possible configuration of a capping stone and three potential upright slabs, which may be the remains of a collapsed dolmen, or chambered tomb. As none of these four stones is set into the ground, the feature is not thought likely to be a cist. There appears to be a further stone underlying one end of the feature.
None of the stones appears to have been worked, excluding the possibility that the rock/s have been trigged up preparatory to being worked.
Possible cairn or hut circle approximately 55 meters (to the south-west? PRN 13283) from the feature may be associated with it in some way.

Ruffles, M., 2010, Possible collapsed tomb on Hickley Plain, South Brent, P:\Archaeology\HER (Photograph). SDV347774.

Series of ten photographs taken of the possible tomb on 01/12/2010 (by M. Ruffles) with a 30 centimetre ruler to indicate scale of stones, some of which from the images appear to be at least 0.5-1.0 meters in length, approximately 0.4-0.6 meters wide and around 0.3-0.4 meters thick.

Radcliffe, B., 2013, feature on Hickley Plain, South Brent (Correspondence). SDV352203.

This site is not a collapsed tomb, but part of the "crude, unfinished wall" referred to in the record for MDV13283, and which consists of a line of piles of stones, obviously dumped in preparation for making a wall. In this particular pile the stones do not look weathered enough for a prehistoric monument.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV347773Worksheet: Ruffles, M.. 2010. Possible chambered tomb on north-east slopes of Wacka Tor. Worksheet. A4 Single Sheet. [Mapped feature: #48967 ]
SDV347774Photograph: Ruffles, M.. 2010. Possible collapsed tomb on Hickley Plain, South Brent. Digital. P:\Archaeology\HER.
SDV352203Correspondence: Radcliffe, B.. 2013. feature on Hickley Plain, South Brent. Email to A. Richards. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV13283Related to: Cist on Hickley Plain (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 13 2013 2:25PM