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HER Number:MDV8755
Name:Possible cairn; on Hookney Down


The cist is set in a definite cairn with a retaining kerb within the cairn. May have been confused with cairn to the south; MDV8744.


Grid Reference:SX 704 814
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: West Coombe Prehistoric settlement including a field system, enclosures and hut circles, and medieval field system with ridge and furrow on Hookney Down to south-east

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/32
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN? (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

The cist is set in a definite cairn with a retaining kerb within the cairn. Vis=23/3/1953(os) this cist is in a good state of preservation and lies north west to south east. All four sides are upright and two flat slabs which possibly formed the capstone lie to one side. One small flat slab lies on top of the cist. Cist measures 1.0m by 0.6m, 0.6m deep. Diameter of cairn is 8.5m, external height 0.6m. Retaining circle within the cairn has diameter 5.5m, orthostat height 0.6m. N.6.1963 6" os gives a barrow at sx70418116 only. Barrow at this site closely resembles above description. Above ngr may be incorrect.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV304895.


Sources / Further Reading

SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV304895Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV8744Related to: Cairn and cist 430 metres north-east of Grimspound (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 28 2015 10:33AM