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Dartmoor Resource: Guide to Dartmoor Cists

Guide to Dartmoor Cists

This listing started with the list compiled by C.E.B. Dixon when he took over writing the Barrow Committee reports following the death of R.H. Worth in 1950. It was an attempt to collate the cists listed in all the previous Barrow Committee reports largely compiled by Richard Hansford Worth and others from the Dartmoor Exploration Committee with the addition of a few that had been discovered subsequently. There were 102 cists listed in the 70th Barrow Committee report with cists numbered 103 and 106-109 added in the 72nd and 73rd reports. The original list included Corringdon Ball (26) and Cuckoo Ball (29) which are more properly classified as chambered tombs. The Dixon list was extended to 130 entries by Grinsell in his 1978 Dartmoor Barrows survey (filling the inexplicably skipped numbers 104 & 105 in the process). A number of cists discovered in more recent decades have been added including those listed by Turner in 1990 and a few taken from Butler (1991-7). The Dixon number for records after 130 merely represents the order they have been added to the database.

In total there are over 150 entries in the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks database which covers all of the known visible cists on Dartmoor with the exception of a few that are very fragmentary. Butler lists 187 cists including the sites of cists that have been removed (Butler Vol. 5 Appendix 5. pp.279-280) and a very comprehensive listing of over 200 cists, or possible cists, can be found on Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor. Butler points out that cists are widespread and unknown examples were discovered in 12% of the cairns excavated by the Dartmoor Exploration committee which suggests potentially 100 or more cists remain concealed.

A table of these cists without photos and additional notes is available: Table of Dartmoor Cists

Bibliography & references


Butler, Jeremy, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities, vol.1: The East, (1991)
Butler, Jeremy, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities, vol.2: The North,(1991)
Butler, Jeremy, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities, vol.3: The South-West, (1994)
Butler, Jeremy, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities, vol.4: The South-East, (1993)
Butler, Jeremy, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Vol. 5. - The Second Millennium B.C. (Devon Books, 1997)
Dixon, C.E.B., Seventieth Report on Barrows, T.D.A. Vol. 84 pp.249-253 (1952)
Dixon, C.E.B., Seventy-second Report on Barrows, T.D.A. Vol. 88 pp.222-224 (1956)
Dixon, C.E.B., Seventy-third Report on Barrows, T.D.A. Vol. 90 pp.230-233 (1958)
Grinsell, L.V., Dartmoor Barrows, Devon Archaeological Society Proceedings No. 36 (1978)
Newman, Phil The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor (English Heritage, 2011)
Pettit, Paul. Prehistoric Dartmoor (David & Charles, 1974)
Turner, J.R., Ring Cairns, stone circles and related monuments on Dartmoor, D.A.S.P. No. 48 pp. 27-86 (1990)
Worth, R.H. Worth's Dartmoor (David & Charles, 1971)
Worth, R.H., Nineteenth Report of the Barrow Committee, T.D.A. Vol. 32 pp.46-54 (1900)

External Links & Resources

The NMRs can be searched on the English Heritage Pastscape website. The simplest method is to use a location search and reduce the range to 250m to narrow the results (increase to 500m if site not found). The Megalithic Portal is another great resource for looking up sites. A detailed listing of over 200 cists can be found on the Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor website.

Pastscape: National Monuments Records
Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor: A List of Dartmoor Cists
Megalithic Portal: Search Page
Legendary Dartmoor: Dartmoor Kistvaens

Listing of some of the Dartmoor Cists

About the Database Listings

Details of archaeological sites used to be kept in the Sites and Monuments Records (SMRs). These are now held in National Monument Records (NMRs) maintained by English Heritage although these in turn are being merged into Historic Environment Records (HERs). The NMRs contains details of the site and will often include field notes, a limited bibliography and other useful information. Another rich source of such information is Bill Radcliffe's Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor (PMD) website. The records below were compiled independently from books and journals and then matched to the NMR records and then cross-referenced with any corresponding PMD records to ensure accuracy. Each record has a link to corresponding NMR and PMD records, a link to the location on the Ordnance Survey map, a photo (if available) and a link to relevant coverage on Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks and a link giving a listing of nearby sites. The HER records are not included as they do not yet have much information but they can be looked up via the PMD records. The author would like to thank Bill Radcliffe for the helpful correspondence whilst checking records. See also: Database and Web Search Tools

Default listing is by Dixon list, click here to order instead by: Site Name, OS, Dixon Number

Wigford Down Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 54419 64427
NMR record: SX 56 SW 10
HER record: 2373
Megalithic Portal: 3536
PMD: Wigford Down S.
Alternate name: Wigford Down 1 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:WigfordDown
Butler map: 48.1.1
Grinsell: MEA 7
Turner: E6
DPD: 33
Barrow Report: 12 19
Notes: Turner E6. Dixon #1. Bar Rep. 19. Butler Wigford Down 1 - Vol. 3. Map 48.1 (diagram p.80). Grinsell MEAVY 7.
Nearby sites: SX54426443

Gutter Tor S. Cist

Gutter Tor S. Cist

OS Map: SX 57604 66819
NMR record: SX 56 NE 56
HER record: 3991
Megalithic Portal: 45650
PMD: Gutter Tor summit
Alternate name: Gutter Tor 2 Cist
Short Name: CT:GutterTor S
Butler map: 49.5.2
Grinsell: SHE 15
DPD: 32
Barrow Report: 19
Notes: (Previously listed as Gutter Tor No. 1) Dixon #2. Bar Rep. 19. Butler Gutter Tor 2 - Vol. 3. Map 49.5 (diagram p.118 "Summit cist"). Grinsell SHEEPSTOR 15. Excavated by Worth in 1900. "situated on the flat top of Gutter Tor at about 345m OD just on the north side of the crest of the hill. Two end stones and a side stone remain upright". Lethbridge p.32 Cist A.
Nearby sites: SX57606682

Lee Moor (Willings Walls) Cist

Lee Moor (Willings Walls) Cist

OS Map: SX 58278 65339
NMR record: SX 56 NE 76
HER record: 4022
Megalithic Portal: 45651
PMD: Willings Walls Warren
Alternate name: Willings Walls 3 Cist
Short Name: CT:Lee Moor
Butler map: 51.6.3
Grinsell: SHA 24
DPD: 52
Barrow Report: 19
Notes: Dixon #3. Bar Rep. 19. Butler Willings Walls 3 (Cairn & Cist 3) - Vol. 3. Map 51.6 (diagram p.166). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 24. "A cairn immediately adjacent to and west of Willings Walls Reave. The cairn mound measures 9 metres in diameter and up to 0.5 metres high. It contains a central cist with one end slab and two side slabs in place". Lethbridge p.52-3 Willingswalls Cist 1 (W of Reave) - diagram p52.
Nearby sites: SX58286534

Drizzlecombe, South Cist

Drizzlecombe, South Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59034 66726
NMR record: SX 56 NE 48
HER record: 3340
Megalithic Portal: 16933
PMD: Drizzlecombe SW.
Alternate name: Drizzlecombe 22 Cist
Short Name: CT:Drizzle S
Butler map: 49.19.22
Grinsell: SHE 34
DPD: 41
Barrow Report: 19
Notes: Dixon #4. Bar Rep. 19. Butler Drizzlecombe - Vol. 3. Map 49.19.22 (pp.135-142, general plan of Drizzlecombe complex p.135, diagram p.141 Cist 22). Grinsell SHEEPSTOR 34. Lethbridge p.38-41, diagram p.38 Cist A(1)
Nearby sites: SX59036673

Drizzlecombe, North Cist

Drizzlecombe, North Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59156 67216
NMR record: SX 56 NE 23
HER record: 3339
Megalithic Portal: 534
PMD: Drizzlecombe N 13
Alternate name: Drizzlecombe 13 Cist
Short Name: CT:Drizzle N
Butler map: 49.19.13
Grinsell: SHE 25
DPD: 41
Barrow Report: 19
Notes: Dixon #5. Bar Rep. 19. Butler Drizzlecombe - Vol. 3. Map 49.19.13 (pp.135-142, general plan of Drizzlecombe complex p.135, diagram p.140 Cairn 13). Grinsell SHEEPSTOR 25. Lethbridge p.38-41, diagram p.38 Cist B(2)
Nearby sites: SX59166722

Plym Steps Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Plym Steps Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 60427 67110
NMR record: SX 66 NW 42
HER record: 5133
Megalithic Portal: 45659
PMD: Langcombe Brook 8
Alternate name: Langcombe Brook 8 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Plym Steps
Butler map: 50.3.8
Grinsell: SHA 4
Turner: D22
DPD: 44
Barrow Report: 19
Notes: Turner D22. Central cist. Dixon #6. Bar Rep. 19. Butler Langcombe Brook 8 (Cairn 8)- Vol. 3. Map 50.3 (pp.148-54 general plan of Langcombe Brook cairns p.151, diagram of Langcombe cists p.153). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 4. Lethbridge p.44 Langcombe Cist B - diagram p.43
Nearby sites: SX60436711

Deadman's Bottom, South Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Deadman's Bottom, South Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 60788 66892
NMR record: SX 66 NW 45
HER record: 5119
Megalithic Portal: 3194
PMD: Deadman's Bottom N 2
Alternate name: Langcombe Brook 1 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Deadmans S
Butler map: 50.3.1
Grinsell: SHA 8
Turner: D12
DPD: 45
Barrow Report: 12 19
Notes: Turner D12. Dixon #7. Bar Rep. 19. Butler Langcombe Brook 1 (Cist 1) Vol. 3. Map 50.3 (pp.148-54 general plan of Langcombe Brook cairns p.151, diagram of Deadmans Bottom cists p.149). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 8. "Cairn consists of a stony mound, c 6.1m in diameter and c 0.5m high, contained by granite slabs some upright some fallen. The southern quadrant of the cairn has been disturbed. The remains of a very fine cist, box dimensions c. 0.8 x 0.7m internally, survives at its centre." One side slab and the cover-stone of the cist are missing although both could be slabs nearby. The cover-stone may be the large slab which lies to the south. Lethbridge p.45 Langcombe Cist D - diagram p.43
Nearby sites: SX60796689

Deadman's Bottom, North Cist

Deadman's Bottom, North Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 60782 66900
NMR record: SX 66 NW 39
HER record: 5120
Megalithic Portal: 3194
PMD: Deadman's Bottom N 1
Alternate name: Langcombe Brook 2 Cist
Short Name: CT:Deadmans N
Butler map: 50.3.2
Grinsell: SHA 7
DPD: 44
Barrow Report: 12 19
Notes: Dixon #8. Bar Rep. 19. Butler Langcombe Brook 2 (Cist 2) - Vol. 3. Map 50.3 (pp.148-54 general plan of Langcombe Brook cairns p.151, diagram of Deadmans Bottom cists p.149). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 7. "The remains of a cist lie on the northern slopes of Deadmans Bottom. The feature consists of a stone lined box, c.1m long and c. 0.4m wide, with a coverstone which has now slid to the north. The cist has collapsed in on itself. There is a turf covered stone spread to the south but little real evidence of an associated cairn." Lethbridge p.44 Langcombe Cist C - diagram p.43
Nearby sites: SX60786690

Calveslake Cist

Calveslake Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 60874 67552
NMR record: SX 66 NW 12
HER record: 5085
Megalithic Portal: 45660
PMD: Calveslake Tor
Alternate name: Calveslake Tor Cist
Short Name: CT:Calveslak
Butler map: 50.4
Grinsell: SHA 3
DPD: 43
Barrow Report: 12 19
Notes: Dixon #9. Bar Rep. 19. Butler Calveslake Tor - Vol. 3. Map 50.4 (diagram p.154). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 3. "A perfect, well constructed cist at Calveslake. Length, 3ft 7inches; width at north end,1ft 7 1/2 inches; at south end, 1ft 9inches, depth to floor, 2ft 7inches. An irregular shaped cover-stone overhangs the eastern end of the cist. The barrow in which the cist stands has a diameter of 18 feet." Lethbridge Calves Lake cist p.42-43, diagram p.42.
Nearby sites: SX60876755

Legis Tor, West Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Legis Tor, West Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 57394 65482
NMR record: SX 56 NE 67
HER record: 3365
Megalithic Portal: 34130
PMD: Legis Tor W.
Alternate name: Legis Tor E.2 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Legis Tor W
Butler map: 49.2.2
Grinsell: SHE 22
Turner: E43
DPD: 37
Barrow Report: 12 20
Notes: Dixon #10. Turner E43. Bar Rep. 20. Butler Legis Tor E. 2 - Vol. 3. Map 49.2 (diagram p.114). Grinsell SHEEPSTOR 22. Lethbridge p.37 Cist A. The photo is thought to be the capstone of this cist.
Nearby sites: SX57396548

Hentor (Shavercombe) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Hentor (Shavercombe) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 59372 65801
NMR record: SX 56 NE 100
HER record: 3479
Megalithic Portal: 45661
PMD: Hen Tor Warren 2
Alternate name: Hen Tor N.2 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Hentor 2
Butler map: 49.22.2
Grinsell: SHA 26
Turner: E48
DPD: 50
Barrow Report: 20
Notes: Turner E48 - Shavercombe . Dixon Hentor. Dixon #11. Bar Rep. 20. Butler Hen Tor Cairn 2 - Vol. 3. Map 49.22 (general plan of Hen Tor with diagram of cists pp.146-7). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 26. "A cairn with circle and cist. The cairn is 5m in diameter and 0.4m high and contains at least six upright stones forming a circle that surrounds the centrally placed cist. The cist, in fair condition, is aligned north west/south east. A flat stone lying immediately south west of the cist may be the capstone." Lethbridge p.50-51 Shavercombe Cist E - diagram p.49.
Nearby sites: SX59376580

Hentor Warren (Shavercombe) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Hentor Warren (Shavercombe) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 59632 65778
NMR record: SX 56 NE 104
HER record: 3492
Megalithic Portal: 45662
PMD: Hen Tor Warren 4
Alternate name: Hen Tor N.4 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:HenTorWarre
Butler map: 49.22.4
Grinsell: SHA 29
Turner: E47
DPD: 50
Barrow Report: 12 20
Notes: Turner E47 - Hentor Warren. Dixon Shavercombe Cist. Dixon #12. Bar Rep. 20. Butler Hen Tor Cairn 4- Vol. 3. Map 49.22 (general plan of Hen Tor with diagram of cists pp.146-7). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 29. "On the slope north of Hen Tor at 395.0m OD is the remains of a cairn with a cist. The cairn measures 5.6m in diameter and 0.6m in height with a few stones of a cairn circle 3.2m in diameter remaining on the west side. The cist is 1.2m by 0.4m and 0.5m deep with a coverstone 1.6m by 1.1m at its maximum." Lethbridge p.50 Shavercombe Cist C - diagram p.49.
Nearby sites: SX59636578

Great Gnat's Head Cist

Great Gnat's Head Cist

OS Map: SX 61174 68034
NMR record: SX 66 NW 3
HER record: 5091
Megalithic Portal: 45675
PMD: Great Gnat's Head
Alternate name: Great Gnats' Head 1 Cist
Short Name: CT:Great Gnats
Butler map: 50.5.1
Grinsell: SHA 1
DPD: 42
Barrow Report: 20
Notes: Dixon #13. Bar Rep. 20. Butler Great Gnat's Head 1 - Vol. 3. Map 50.5 (diagram p.155). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 1. "Cist measures a maximum 1.0m long by 0.70m internally and 0.7m deep. Two side slabs and a fallen end slab are extant. There is no trace of a cover stone.". Lethbridge (near Abbot's Way cist) photo and diagram p.42
Nearby sites: SX61176803

Grim's Grave Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Grim's Grave Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 61245 66423
NMR record: SX 66 NW 33
HER record: 5083
Megalithic Portal: 14930
PMD: Grim's Grave
Short Name: CT:Grims Grave
Butler map: 50.3.3
Grinsell: SHA 13
Turner: D20
DPD: 46
Barrow Report: 12 20
Notes: Turner D20. Dixon #14. Bar Rep. 20. Butler Vol. 3. Map 50.3 Cairn 3 (pp.148-54 general plan of Langcombe Brook cairns p.151, diagram of Langcombe cists p.153, photo pp.94-96). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 13. "A ring cairn set into the slope, c 4.5m in diameter, with a cist at its centre. The cairn consists of a stony, turf-covered mound contained by a ring of upright slabs, most leaning outwards, c 1m in height; the mound rises to c 0.4m at top of cist. The cist, box dimensions c 0.8m x 0.95m internally, is formed from edge-set slabs. One side slab is c 1.7m long, 0.9m wide and 0.2m thick. The monument survives in a very good condition though the cover-stone is missing - this is possibly the slab that now lies on the down-slope side." Lethbridge p.46 Langcombe Cist G (Grim's Grave) - diagram p.43.
Nearby sites: SX61256642

Roundy Park, Postbridge Cist

Roundy Park, Postbridge Cist

OS Map: SX 63919 79668
NMR record: SX 67 NW 2
HER record: 5935
Megalithic Portal: 26041
PMD: Roundy Park
Alternate name: Roundy Park Cist
Short Name: CT:Roundy Park
Butler map: 27.4
Butler Vol 5: p.22 & Fig.3
Grinsell: LYD 40
DPD: 113
Barrow Report: 21
Notes: Dixon #15. Bar Rep. 21. Butler Vol. 2. Map 27.4 (diagram of location p.41, diagram of site Vol. 5 p.22). Grinsell LYDFORD 40. One of the largest cists on Dartmoor. Discovered in August 1893 by Robert Burnard, who was responsible for the restoration of the grave. Lethbrdige diagram p.112, photo p.113.
Nearby sites: SX63927967

Soussons Common Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Soussons Common Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Soussons Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 67518 78700
NMR record: SX 67 NE 6
HER record: 6014
Megalithic Portal: 1266
PMD: Soussons Plantation
Alternate name: Soussons Plantation S. Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Soussons Cm
Butler map: 24.2.6
Grinsell: MAN 9
Turner: D2
DPD: 124
Barrow Report: 22 23 45
Notes: Turner D2. Dixon #16. Bar Rep. 23. Butler Soussons Plantation S - Vol. 2. Map 24.2.6 (diagrams pp. 18-20). See also HER record MDV6013. Grinsell MANATON 9. "A 28 feet diameter cairn circle with a central cist (plan). The tallest stone in the cairn circle is about 2 feet high. Excavated 1903; nothing found." Lethbridge p.124.
Nearby sites: SX67527870

Doe Tor Cist

Doe Tor Cist

OS Map: SX 54382 84846
NMR record: SX 58 SW 1
HER record: 3251
Megalithic Portal: 44223
PMD: Doe Tor
Alternate name: Doe Tor E. Cist
Short Name: CT:Doe Tor
Butler map: 32.21
Butler Vol 5: p.198 & Fig.141
Grinsell: LYD 12
DPD: 10
Barrow Report: 24
Notes: Dixon #17. Bar Rep. 24. Butler Doe Tor E - Vol. 2. Map 32.21 (diagram Vol. 5. p.198). Grinsell LYDFORD 12.
Nearby sites: SX54388485

Skir Hill (Henroost) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 65092 70684
NMR record: SX 67 SE 62
HER record: 6507
Megalithic Portal: 45676
PMD: Skir Hill
Alternate name: Skir Hill Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Skir Hill
Butler map: 61.8
Grinsell: LYD 102
Turner: D18
DPD: 92
Barrow Report: 24
Notes: Turner D18. Dixon #18. Bar Rep. 24. Butler Vol. 4. Map 61.8 (diagram p.203). Grinsell LYDFORD 102. "A Bronze Age cairn containing a cist located on the north east facing slope of Skir Hill 590 metres south of Skir Ford. The cairn survives as a 4.1 diameter ring of edge set slabs up to 0.5 metres high. The cist is situated slightly west of the cairns centre and survives as a 0.82 metres long by 0.52 metres wide and 0.82 metres deep stone lined pit." Formerly listed as being at SX 6517 7075 (as per literature). Dave Martin reports it is actually located at SX 65092 70684.
Nearby sites: SX65097068

Fox Tor Newtake, North Cist

OS Map: SX 62861 71178
NMR record: SX 67 SW 33
HER record: 6303
Megalithic Portal: 45677
PMD: Ter Hill N.
Alternate name: Ter Hill N.W.1 Cist
Short Name: CT:FoxTorNew N
Butler map: 64.3.1
Grinsell: LYD 97
DPD: 93
Barrow Report: 24
Notes: Dixon #19. Bar Rep. 24. Butler Ter Hill N.W. 1 - Vol. 4. Map 64.3 (diagram p. 219). Grinsell LYDFORD 97. "The cist is 0.6m deep and 1.2m long, the NW end is 0.4m wide and SE end 0.6m wide; the NW end-slab, said by Burnard (1905)to be wedged in the bottom cannot be seen. The coverstone, resting on the NE side, is 1.6m by 1.3m at its extremeties". Lethbridge diagram (Cist A) and photo p.93.
Nearby sites: SX62867118

Fox Tor Newtake, South Cist

OS Map: SX 62864 70964
NMR record: SX 67 SW 32
HER record: 6279
Megalithic Portal: 45678
PMD: Ter Hill S.
Alternate name: Ter Hill N.W.2 Cist
Short Name: CT:FoxTorNew S
Butler map: 64.3.2
Grinsell: LYD 98
DPD: 94
Barrow Report: 24
Notes: Dixon #20. Bar Rep. 24. Butler Ter Hill N.W. 2 - Vol. 4. Map 64.3 (diagram p.219). Grinsell LYDFORD 98. "The turf-covered cairn is, at maximum, 3.9m in diameter and 0.3m in height. The cist, oriented NW/SE, is approximately 1.3m by 0.55m, and 0.75m deep, and now almost hidden by the SW side stone which has fallen inwards. The NE end stone is not evident but an 0.7m high upright granite post retains part of the mound on this NE side. There is no trace of the coverstone". Lethbridge diagram p.93 (Cist B), top photos p.94.
Nearby sites: SX62867096

Drizzlecombe Cist

Drizzlecombe Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59228 67478
NMR record: SX 56 NE 12
HER record: 3363
Megalithic Portal: 16934
PMD: Drizzlecombe N.
Alternate name: Drizzlecombe 21 Cist
Short Name: CT:Drizzle
Butler map: 49.19.21
Grinsell: SHE 24
DPD: 41
Barrow Report: 26 34
Notes: Dixon #21. Bar Rep. 26. Butler Vol. 3. Map 49.19.21 (pp.135-142, general plan of Drizzlecombe complex p.135, diagram p.141 Cist 21). Grinsell SHEEPSTOR 24. Lethbridge p.38-41, diagram p.38 Cist C(3)
Nearby sites: SX59236748

Royal Hill, South Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Royal Hill, South Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 62020 72091
NMR record: SX 67 SW 39
HER record: 6309
Megalithic Portal: 34958
PMD: Royal Hill SE.
Alternate name: Royal Hill E.3 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:RoyalHill S
Butler map: 65.5.3
Grinsell: LYD 88
Turner: E31
DPD: 98
Barrow Report: 27 47
Notes: Turner E31. Dixon #22. Bar Rep. 27. Butler Royal Hill E. 3 - Vol. 4. Map 65.5 (Cairn 3 - diagram p.233). Grinsell LYDFORD 88. "The cairn is 4.9m in diameter and 0.4m high with a flattish, platform, top. It is retained by a kerb of almost contiguous orthostats, the largest 1.1m long, 0.2m thick, and 0.6m high. A few are fallen or displaced. The central cist is oriented WNW to ESE, lacking both coverstone and N side slab. Internally it measures 1.35m by 0.75m by 0.55m deep." Lethbridge diagram p.97 Cist A, photo p.98.
Nearby sites: SX62027209

Royal Hill, Central Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Royal Hill, Central Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 62082 72334
NMR record: SX 67 SW 34
HER record: 6304
Megalithic Portal: 34960
PMD: Royal Hill E.
Alternate name: Royal Hill E.4 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:RoyalHill C
Butler map: 65.5.4
Grinsell: LYD 89
Turner: E21
DPD: 98
Barrow Report: 27 47
Notes: Turner E21 - listed as Royal Hill (N) [n.b. we have a south, central & north - N being a different cist]. Dixon #23. Bar Rep. 27. Butler Royal Hill E. 4 (Cairn 4 - diagram p.233) - Vol. 4. Map 65.5. Grinsell LYDFORD 89. "The cairn has an overall diameter of about 7.5m in diameter, and 0.6m high, with a flattish top. There are traces of an inner kerb 4.5m in diameter, and an outer one 5.7m across comprising boulders and slabs, the largest 1.5m long, 0.6m high, and 0.2m thick. The interior of the central cist is about 0.8m square with four stones up to 0.25m thick and 0.6m deep but the southern one overlaps the sides, is 1m long, and gives the cist its NW to SE alignment. This and the two end stones incline inwards; the northern one inclines slightly outwards. There is no cover stone." Lethbridge diagram p.97 Cist B, photo p.98.
Nearby sites: SX62087233

Royal Hill, North Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Royal Hill, North Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 62108 72434
NMR record: SX 67 SW 35
HER record: 6305
Megalithic Portal: 34959
PMD: Royal Hill NE.
Alternate name: Royal Hill E.5 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:RoyalHill N
Butler map: 65.5.5
Grinsell: LYD 90
Turner: D21
DPD: 98
Barrow Report: 27 47
Notes: Turner D21. Dixon #24. Bar Rep. 27. Butler Royal Hill E. 5 (Cairn 5 - diagram p.233)- Vol. 4. Map 65.5. Central cist. Grinsell LYDFORD 90. "The circle is 3.1m in overall diameter, comprising nine contiguous thick slabs, up to 0.9m long and from 0.3m to 0.7m high... There is virtually no cairn material but the interior has been levelled up to a height of 0.1m on the E, downhill side. A central cist oriented WNW to ESE is represented by two side stones which protrude 0.15m above ground. They are 1.2m and 0.9m long and both about 0.2m thick and 0.4m deep. The longer, northern one leans inwards and touches the other at the W end; at the E the stones are 0.8m apart separated by two flat (packing ?) stones each about 0.35m across. An overgrown and embedded slab against the circle W if the cist may have been an end stone." Lethbridge diagram p.97 Cist C, photo p.98.
Nearby sites: SX62117243

Crock of Gold Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Crock of Gold Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 61286 73076
NMR record: SX 67 SW 38
HER record: 6308
Megalithic Portal: 14960
PMD: The Crock of Gold
Short Name: CT:CrockofGold
Butler map: 65.2
Grinsell: LYD 86
Turner: D17
DPD: 101
Barrow Report: 27 47
Notes: Turner D17. Dixon #25. Bar Rep. 27. Butler Vol. 4. Map 65.2 (diagram p.229). Grinsell LYDFORD 86. "The cairn, 7m in overall diameter and 0.3m high, has a flattish top with a retaining circle set 1m to 1.5m within the perimeter. This consists of six earthfast boulders, about 0.4m across and protruding a similar height above the cairn ... A central cist is oriented NW to SE. Internally it is 0.8m long, 0.4m wide at the NW end, 0.5m at the SE, and 0.7m deep. The side slabs are 1m long and respectively 0.15m and 0.25m thick; the end slabs, 0.5m long and 0.1m thick. The capstone, moved to the W, is 1.3m long, 1.1m wide and 0.15m thick and now rests against the kerb." Lethbridge diagram p.102 Cist(C), photo p.101.
Nearby sites: SX61297308

Corringdon Ball Chambered Tomb

Corringdon Ball Chambered Tomb

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Corringdon Ball Chambered Tomb & Stone Rows
OS Map: SX 66956 61300
NMR record: SX 66 SE 45
HER record: 5750
Megalithic Portal: 4619
PMD: Corringdon Ball Chambered Cairn
Alternate name: Corringdon Ball chambered tomb Chambered Tomb
Short Name: NT:Corringdon
Butler map: 56.10
Butler Vol 5: p.155
Grinsell: A:BRE 1
DPD: 83
Barrow Report: 28 66
Notes: Grinsell SOUTH BRENT 1. "An earthen long barrow with a ruined stone chamber at the south east end. Early excavation and mutilation has resulted in two distinct mounds, the larger one at the south east end separated from the smaller by a path or trackway. The smaller mound appears to mark the limit of the barrow on the northwest; beyond this it merges into the natural hill-side. There are no side ditches but these may be obscured by soil washed down from the hill. The length is 42.0 m; the maximum width is 18.0m and the maximum height of 2.4m."
Nearby sites: SX66966130

Legis Lake Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Legis Lake Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Ringmoor Stone Row & Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 56595 65762
NMR record: SX 56 NE 62
HER record: 4030
Megalithic Portal: 34131
PMD: Legis Lake
Alternate name: Ringmoor Down 2 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Legis Lake
Butler map: 49.21.2
Grinsell: SHE 20
Turner: E32
DPD: 36
Barrow Report: 29
Notes: Turner E32. Dixon #27. Bar Rep. 29. Butler Ringmoor Down 2 - Vol. 3. Map 49.21 (diagram p.145). Grinsell SHEEPSTOR 20. Lethbridge Brisworthy Cist p.34-36. Diagram p.34 site 5.
Nearby sites: SX56606576

Joan Ford's Newtake Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 63143 72168
NMR record: SX 67 SW 27
HER record: 6260
Megalithic Portal: 3295
PMD: Joan Ford's Newtake
Alternate name: Joan Ford's Newtake 1 Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Joan Fords
Butler map: 63.3.1
Grinsell: LYD 92
Turner: B7
DPD: 99
Barrow Report: 30
Notes: Turner B7. Dixon #28. Bar Rep. 30. Butler Joan Ford's Newtake 1 - Vol. 4. Map 63.3 (diagram p.214). Grinsell LYDFORD 92. "A low kerb within the disturbed fringes of the mound is 8.7m in diameter with more or less continuous upright slabs and boulders 0.3m to 0.6m high. A dry stone newtake wall crosses the N side and overlies part of the kerb. A well-preserved cist, oriented NW-SE, is internally 1.0m long, 0.5m to 0.65m wide and up to 0.7m deep. The coverstone leans against the SE side of the cist and measures 1.35m by 1.0m by 0.2." Lethbridge diagram p.99, photo bottom p.99.
Nearby sites: SX63147217

Cuckoo Ball Chambered Tomb

Cuckoo Ball Chambered Tomb

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Cuckoo Ball Chambered Tomb
OS Map: SX 65963 58195
NMR record: SX 65 NE 34
HER record: 2885
Megalithic Portal: 31700
PMD: Cuckoo Ball Chambered Cairn
Alternate name: Cuckoo Ball chambered cairn Chambered Tomb
Short Name: NT:Cuckoo Ball
Butler map: 53.15
Butler Vol 5: p.155
Grinsell: A:UGB 1
DPD: 80
Barrow Report: 30
Notes: Grinsell UGBOROUGH 1. "The remains of a long cairn and burial chamber on a hill-slope at Cuckoo Ball. The cairn, which was probably robbed for newtake walls to the west and north, is 23 metres long by 12 metres wide, aligned north/south, and is 0.7 metre high at the north. The burial chamber is at the north end."
Nearby sites: SX65965820

Blakey Tor (E) Cist

Blakey Tor (E) Cist

OS Map: SX 61311 73558
NMR record: SX 67 SW 10
HER record: 6245
Megalithic Portal: 28869
PMD: Blakey Tor E.
Alternate name: Blakey Tor E. Cist
Short Name: CT:BlakeyTor E
Butler map: 65.4
Grinsell: LYD 85
DPD: 102
Barrow Report: 31 47
Notes: Dixon #30. Bar Rep. 30. Butler Vol. 4. Map 65.4 (diagram p.232). Blakey Tor (Tor South of Blackabrook). Grinsell LYDFORD 85. "A reed-filled cist is set well into the cairn on a NNW-SSE axis. The intact chamber measures internally 0.95m long, a maximum 0.65m wide and 0.45m deep; the longest side slab is 1.4m by 0.3m by 0.45m and largest end slab 0.55m by 0.2m by 0.4m. The coverstone against the NW side of the cist is roughly oval in shape and measures 1.7m by 1.3m and a maximum 0.25m thick." Lethbridge diagram p.102 Cist(B), photo p.102.
Nearby sites: SX61317356

Blackabrook, South Cist

Blackabrook, South Cist

OS Map: SX 60524 73860
NMR record: SX 67 SW 18
HER record: 6254
Megalithic Portal: 45679
PMD: Blackabrook
Alternate name: Round Hill S.E.1 Cist
Short Name: CT:Blackabrk S
Butler map: 65.3.1
Grinsell: LYD 80
DPD: 103
Barrow Report: 31 44
Notes: Dixon #31. Bar Rep. 31. Butler Round Hill S.E. 2. - Vol. 4. Map 65.3 (diagram of cists alongside the Blackbrook pp.230-1). Grinsell LYDFORD 80. "This cist with its displaced capstone lies on the edge of the river bank. Vestiges of the small surrounding cairn are now hidden under the turf. The chamber of the cist measures 1.25m by 0.55m and about 0.5m deep; the capstone is 1.5m long, 1.1m wide and 0.15m thick. The south stone has fallen outwards." Lethbridge p.103 diagram Black Brook Cist(A), photo p.103.
Nearby sites: SX60527386

Blackabrook, West Cist

Blackabrook, West Cist

OS Map: SX 60522 73867
NMR record: SX 67 SW 18
HER record: 6253
Megalithic Portal: 45679
PMD: Blackabrook NW.
Alternate name: Round Hill S.E.2 Cist
Short Name: CT:Blackabrk W
Butler map: 65.3.2
Grinsell: LYD 81
DPD: 104
Barrow Report: 31 44
Notes: Dixon #32. Bar Rep. 31. Butler Round Hill S.E. 1 - Vol. 4. Map 65.3 (diagram of cists alongside the Blackbrook pp.230-1). Grinsell LYDFORD 81. "The reed-filled cist is approximately 1.0m by 0.7m and about 0.2m deep. Peat has accumulated around the sides of the slabs but a few stones evident on the SW side may be part of a robbed cairn." Lethbridge p.103 diagram Black Brook Cist(B), photo p.104.
Nearby sites: SX60527387

Blackabrook, East Cist

Blackabrook, East Cist

OS Map: SX 60528 73873
NMR record: SX 67 SW 18
HER record: 6252
Megalithic Portal: 45679
PMD: Blackabrook E.
Alternate name: Round Hill S.E.3 Cist
Short Name: CT:Blackabrk E
Butler map: 65.3.3
Grinsell: LYD 82
DPD: 104
Barrow Report: 31 44
Notes: Dixon #33. Bar Rep. 31. Butler Round Hill S.E. 3 - Vol. 4. Map 65.3 (diagram of cists alongside the Blackbrook pp.230-1). Grinsell LYDFORD 82. "A well defined cist which has two stones supporting the slabs in the SE corner. The chamber measures 0.95m by 0.85m and about 0.4m deep. A turf-covered stony spread around the cist may be part of a robbed cairn." Lethbridge p.103 diagram Black Brook Cist(C), photo bottom p.104.
Nearby sites: SX60537387

Roundhill SW (N) Cist

Roundhill SW (N) Cist

OS Map: SX 60916 74160
NMR record: SX 67 SW 15
HER record: 6248
Megalithic Portal: 45680
PMD: Roundhill SW 2
Alternate name: Round Hill S.2 Cist
Short Name: CT:RoundhillS2
Butler map: 65.1.5
Grinsell: LYD 76
DPD: 106
Barrow Report: 31
Notes: Northern of a pair of cists. Butler Round Hill S. 3. (Cairn 6) - Vol. 4. Map 65.1 (p.227-9 general plan of diagram of Round Hill cairns p.228). LYDFORD 75. "A turf-covered cairn, slightly spread on the northern side, measuring 5.0 meters by 4.8 meters and 0.5 meters in height. An almost centrally placed upright slab, 0.6 meters long and 0.13 meters wide and a large slab at the foot of the mound could both be part of a disturbed cist. There is no evidence of a kerb". Lethbridge diagram p.103, photo bottom p.106.
Nearby sites: SX60927416

Roundhill, East of Summit Cist

Roundhill, East of Summit Cist

OS Map: SX 61164 74413
NMR record: SX 67 SW 12
HER record: 6257
Megalithic Portal: 45681
PMD: Round Hill E.
Alternate name: Round Hill Summit 2 Cist
Short Name: CT:Roundhill E
Butler map: 65.1.2
Grinsell: LYD 79
DPD: 105
Barrow Report: 31 44
Notes: Dixon #35. Bar Rep. 31. Butler Round Hill Summit 2 (Cist 2) - Vol. 4. Map 65.1 (p.227-9, diagram of Round Hill cairns p.228). Grinsell LYDFORD 79. "A well preserved cist, situated on a slight east-facing slope just off the crest of a rounded hilltop. It stands in isolation on a generally stone-free area of rough moorland pasture. The side slabs are each 1.2m long and up to 0.3m thick and the end slabs are 0.55m long, 0.15m wide and 0.4m long, 0.1m wide respectively. The coverstone is up to 1.6m long, 0.9m wide and 0.2m thick. There are no surface indications of either a cairn or mound around the cist." Lethbridge p.103 diagram Cist(B), photo bottom p.105.
Nearby sites: SX61167441

Roundhill, Near Summit Cist

Roundhill, Near Summit Cist

OS Map: SX 61046 74429
NMR record: SX 67 SW 3
HER record: 6217
Megalithic Portal: 45682
PMD: Round Hill Summit W.
Alternate name: Round Hill Summit 1 Cist
Short Name: CT:Roundhill
Butler map: 65.1.1
Grinsell: LYD 78
DPD: 105
Barrow Report: 31 44
Notes: Dixon #36. Bar Rep. 31. Butler Round Hill Summit 1 - Vol. 4. Map 65.1 (p.227-9, diagram of Round Hill cairns p.228). Grinsell LYDFORD 78. Lethbridge p.103 diagram Cist(A), photo top p.105.
Nearby sites: SX61057443

Lakehead Hill 8 Cist

Lakehead Hill 8 Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64715 77178
NMR record: SX 67 NW 38
HER record: 5879
Megalithic Portal: 24377
PMD: Lakehead Hill SE.
Short Name: CT:Lakehead 8
Butler map: 27.19.8
Butler Vol 5: p.61 & Fig.41
Grinsell: LYD 58
DPD: 118
Barrow Report: 33 55
Notes: Dixon #37. Bar Rep 33. Butler Lakehead Hill (Cairn 8) - Vol. 2. Map 27.19.8 (diagrams pp.48-52). Grinsell LYDFORD 58. Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page. Lethbridge diagram p.114 and photo bottom p.118.
Nearby sites: SX64727718

Lower Piles Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Lower Piles Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 64541 60262
NMR record: SX 66 SW 55
HER record: 4256
Megalithic Portal: 1108
PMD: Lower Piles
Alternate name: Piles Hill S.W.15 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Lower Piles
Butler map: 53.11.15
Grinsell: HAR 8
Turner: D13
DPD: 76
Barrow Report: 37 62
Notes: Turner D13. Dixon #38. Bar Rep 36. Butler Piles Hill S.W. - Vol. 4. Map 53.11.15 (p.33 diagram of cist & plan of cairns on Piles Hill p.30). Grinsell HARFORD 8. "A cist with a retaining circle, diameter 14 to 15 feet, of which seven stones still remain, lies about 150 yds south of the south east angle of Lower Piles enclosure. The cist measures 3 feet 7 inches in length by 1 foot 4 inches wide at the south-eastern end and 2 feet wide at the north western. The present depth is from 2 feet 9 inches to 3 feet. The cover-stone and the north-western end-stone are missing." Letchfield diagram p.76
Nearby sites: SX64546026

Stalldown (N) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Stalldown (N) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63274 63239
NMR record: SX 66 SW 13
HER record: 4296
Megalithic Portal: 45688
PMD: Stall Moor N.
Alternate name: Stalldown N.9 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Stalldown N
Butler map: 54.18.9
Grinsell: COR 13
Turner: E17
DPD: 69
Barrow Report: 14 37 62
Notes: Turner E17. Dixon #39. Bar Rep. 37. Butler Stalldown N. (Cairn 9) - Vol. 4. Map 54.18.9 (diagram p.62). Grinsell CORNWOOD 13. "A cist measuring 2 feet 3 inches wide at the south end, 1 foot 7 1/2 inches wide at the north and probably originally 3 feet 6 inches long. Both the coverstone and the north end stone are missing. The cist stands in a barrow which has a retaining circle, five stones of which are still erect, and one fallen. The largest stone is 3 feet 4 inches wide by 2 feet 7 inches high. The diameter of the retaining circle varies from 20 to 22 feet". Lethbridge p.69. diagram p.65 Cist 5.
Nearby sites: SX63276324

Brown Heath (Hook Lake) Encircled Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 64114 65327
NMR record: SX 66 NW 48
HER record: 5137
Megalithic Portal: 1788
PMD: Hook Lake Stone row
Alternate name: Hook Lake stone row Encircled Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Hook Lake
Butler map: 55.8
Grinsell: HAR 3
Turner: F11
DPD: 74
Barrow Report: 38
Notes: Dixon Brown Heath Cist #40. Bar Rep. 38. Butler Hook Lake stone row - Vol. 4. Map 55.8 (pp.78-9). Grinsell HARFORD 3. "A double stone row, on Brown Heath, circa 540 feet in length, direction of length N 10o E. At the north end is a stone circle, diameter 31 feet, surrounding a cairn which contains the remains of a cist." Ruined and possibly no longer visible.
Nearby sites: SX64116533

Vixen Tor Cist

OS Map: SX 54240 74392
NMR record: SX 57 SW 5
HER record: 3596
Megalithic Portal: 29932
PMD: Vixen Tor
Alternate name: Vixen Tor 1 Cist
Short Name: CT:Vixen Tor
Butler map: 44.10.1
Grinsell: WHI 2
DPD: 15
Barrow Report: 39
Notes: Dixon #41. Bar Rep. 39. Butler Vol. 3. Map 44.10.1 (diagram p.34). Grinsell WHITCHURCH 2.
Nearby sites: SX54247439

Burford Down (Tristis Rock) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Burford Down (Tristis Rock) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Burford Down stone row and cairns
OS Map: SX 63780 60160
NMR record: SX 66 SW 59
HER record: 4258
Megalithic Portal: 45689
PMD: Tristis Rock
Alternate name: Tristis Rock Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:TristisRock
Butler map: 54.17
Grinsell: HAR 6
Turner: E22
DPD: 70
Barrow Report: 14 40
Notes: Turner E22. Dixon #42. Bar Rep. 40. Butler Tristis Rock - Vol. 4. Map 54.17 (p.60 diagram of Tristis Rock cairn p.59). Grinsell HARFORD 6. "retaining circle of a barrow, internal diameter between 16 and 17 feet and consisting of twelve stones which enclose the remaining south side stone of a cist. The overall length of the side stone is 4 feet 6 inches, the internal length of the cist would not have been more than 3 feet".
Nearby sites: SX63786016

Dendles Waste Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Dendles Waste Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 61535 62805
NMR record: SX 66 SW 35
HER record: 4276
Megalithic Portal: 45691
PMD: Dendles Waste
Alternate name: Dendles Waste S. Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Dendles Wst
Butler map: 52.15
Grinsell: COR 14
Turner: D19
DPD: 64
Barrow Report: 43
Notes: Turner D19. Dixon #43. Bar Rep. 43. Butler Dendles Waste S. - Vol. 3. Map 52.15 (diagram p.194). Grinsell CORNWOOD 14. "The circle, consists of eight flat slabs, set on edge and has an internal diameter of approximately 3.4m. Some of the stones from the western quadrant of the circle are missing; a single earthfast stone is all that survives. The rectangular cist lies roughly centrally within the circle and is oriented E to W. It measures 1.2m long by 0.6m and 0.5m deep with slabs still in place both sides". Lethbridge diagram p.63, photo p.64.
Nearby sites: SX61546281

Goldsmith's Cross S. Cist

Goldsmith's Cross S. Cist

OS Map: SX 61684 69872
NMR record: SX 66 NW 8
HER record: 5081
Megalithic Portal: 42708
PMD: Fox Tor Mires S 5
Short Name: CT:Goldsmith S
Butler map: 64.5
Grinsell: LYD 100
DPD: 97
Barrow Report: 46
Notes: Dixon #44 (Fox Tor Newtake, Near). Near Whealam Stream. Bar Rep. 46. Butler Goldsmith's Cross S. - Vol. 4. Map 64.5. (Cairn 4 - diagram p.221). Grinsell LYDFORD 100. "The remains of a cist lie some 80m E of the Whealam streamworks at SX 61666985, on gently sloping ground 50m S of the newtake wall. The remains consist of four granite slabs set into the ground, forming three sides of a trapezoidal structure. It measures 1.2m long and a maximum of 0.85m wide. The long side, unusually formed of two granite slabs, is oriented NW to SE. The maximum height which the stones protrude above the ground is 0.2m. The SW side of the structure is missing; there are no traces of a capstone or cairn". Lethbridge diagram p.93, text p.96, photo top p.97.
Nearby sites: SX61686987

Leeden Cist

Leeden Cist

OS Map: SX 58695 67845
NMR record: SX 56 NE 26
HER record: 3341
Megalithic Portal: 45710
PMD: Eylesburrow W.
Alternate name: Eylesbarrow S.W. Cist
Short Name: CT:Leeden
Butler map: 47.11
Grinsell: SHE 7
DPD: 30
Barrow Report: 48
Notes: Dixon #45. Bar Rep. 48. Butler Eylesbarrow S.W - Vol. 3. Map 47.11 (diagram p.70). Grinsell SHEEPSTOR 7.
Nearby sites: SX58706785

Meacombe Cist

Meacombe Cist

OS Map: SX 72500 86910
NMR record: SX 78 NW 11
HER record: 8231
Megalithic Portal: 10518
PMD: Meacombe Chambered Cairn
Short Name: CT:Meacombe
Butler Vol 5: p.155 & Fig.94
Grinsell: A:CHA 1
DPD: 148
Notes: Dixon #46. Bar Rep. 49. Butler Meacombe Cist Vol. 5. (diagram p.155). Grinsell CHAGFORD 1. This is sometimes referred to as a chambered tomb due to the enormous size of the cover slab but it is more likey a cist.
Nearby sites: SX72508691

Grim's Grave (S) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Grim's Grave (S) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 61251 66313
NMR record: SX 66 NW 34
HER record: 5126
Megalithic Portal: 14929
PMD: Langcombe Brook S.
Alternate name: Langcombe Brook 4 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:GrimsGraveS
Butler map: 50.3.4
Butler Vol 5: p.160
Grinsell: SHA 18
Turner: E8
DPD: 46
Barrow Report: 50
Notes: Turner E8. Dixon #47. Bar Rep. 50. Butler Langcombe Brook 4 (Cairn 4) - Vol. 3. Map 50.3 (pp.148-54 general plan of Langcombe Brook cairns p.151, diagram of Langcombe cists p.153). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 18. Lethbridge p.46 Langcombe Cist H - diagram p.43
Nearby sites: SX61256631

Willings Walls Warren Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Willings Walls Warren Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 58279 65240
NMR record: SX 56 NE 75
HER record: 4021
Megalithic Portal: 45711
PMD: Willings Walls Warren S.
Alternate name: Willings Walls 2 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Willings WW
Butler map: 51.6.2
Grinsell: SHA 25
Turner: E36
DPD: 53
Barrow Report: 51
Notes: Turner E36. Dixon #48. Bar Rep. 51. Butler Willings Walls 2 - Vol. 3. Map 51.6 (diagram p.165). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 25. "Remains of a kerbed cairn with cist On a slight NW slope near a reave. The cairn is 4.6m in diameter and 0.6m high. Within the outer ring of stones is a second ring of boulders not shown on Worth's plan but which may represent an inner kerb. The cist is 1.8m by 0.9m and 0.5m deep with an adjacent coverstone." Lethbridge p.52-3 Willingswalls Cist 2 (E of Reave) - diagram p52, photo p.53.
Nearby sites: SX58286524

Legis Tor, East Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Legis Tor, East Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 57474 65542
NMR record: SX 56 NE 66
HER record: 3424
Megalithic Portal: 45857
PMD: Legis Tor E.
Alternate name: Legis Tor E.1 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Legis Tor E
Butler map: 49.2.1
Grinsell: SHE 23
Turner: E42
DPD: 38
Barrow Report: 51
Notes: Turner E42. Dixon #49. Bar Rep. 51. Butler Legis Tor E - Vol. 3. Map 49.2.1 (diagram p.113). Grinsell SHEEPSTOR 23. Lethbridge p.37-38 Diagram p.37 Cist B.
Nearby sites: SX57476554

Hentor A Cist

OS Map: SX 59708 65692
NMR record: SX 56 NE 105
HER record: 3511
Megalithic Portal: 45712
PMD: Hen Tor Warren 5
Alternate name: Hen Tor N.5 Cist
Short Name: CT:Hentor A
Butler map: 49.22.5
Grinsell: SHA 30
DPD: 50
Barrow Report: 52
Notes: Dixon #50. Bar Rep. 52. Butler Hen Tor 5 (Cairn 5) - Vol. 3. Map 49.22 (general plan of Hen Tor with diagram of cists pp.146-7). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 30. A cist consisting of two sidestones, one of which has fallen outwards, and an irregular shaped coverstone. Lethbridge p.50 Shavercombe Cist D - diagram p.49. The author of this website was unable to locate this cist in the vicinity of SX 59708 65692 on 13/08/17. The site is clearly difficult to find. The area is dense in bracken and according to Lethbridge the cist is very badly damaged. It is unclear how accurate the grid reference is -although it is quite possible that the problem is simply that it is overgrown and difficult to see.
Nearby sites: SX59716569

Hentor B Cist

Hentor B Cist

OS Map: SX 59567 65806
NMR record: SX 56 NE 102
HER record: 3490
Megalithic Portal: 45727
PMD: Hen Tor Warren 3
Alternate name: Hen Tor N.3 Cist
Short Name: CT:Hentor B
Butler map: 49.22.3
Grinsell: SHA 28
DPD: 49
Barrow Report: 52
Notes: Dixon #51. Bar Rep. 52. Butler Hen Tor 3 (Cairn 3) - Vol. 3. Map 49.22 (general plan of Hen Tor with diagram of cists pp.146-7). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 28. "The cairn measures 4.7m in diameter and 0.5m high. The cist, aligned north west to south east, measures 0.8m by 0.4m and is 0.3m deep. A probable coverstone 2.0m to the north measures 0.9m by 0.7m". Lethbridge p.49 Shavercombe Cist B - diagram p.49.
Nearby sites: SX59576581

Hentor (Shavercombe C) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Hentor (Shavercombe C) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 59606 65893
NMR record: SX 56 NE 101
HER record: 3503
Megalithic Portal: 45728
PMD: Hen Tor Warren 6
Alternate name: Hen Tor N.6 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Hentor C
Butler map: 49.22.6
Grinsell: SHA 27
Turner: D14
DPD: 49
Barrow Report: 52
Notes: Turner D14. Dixon #52. Bar Rep. 52. Butler Hen Tor 6 (Cairn 6) - Vol. 3. Map 49.22 (general plan of Hen Tor with diagram of cists pp.146-7). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 27. "The cairn is 5.2m in diameter and 0.7m high with the remains of a retaining circle. The cist is 1.1m by 0.6m and 0.6m deep with a stone floor; it is aligned north west/south east". Lethbridge p.49 Shavercombe Cist A - diagram 49
Nearby sites: SX59616589

Langcombe (S) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Langcombe (S) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 60866 66156
NMR record: SX 66 NW 36
HER record: 5128
Megalithic Portal: 45729
PMD: Langcombe Brook 6
Alternate name: Langcombe Brook 6 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Langcombe S
Butler map: 50.3.6
Grinsell: SHA 19
Turner: E23
DPD: 47
Barrow Report: 50 52
Notes: Turner E23. Dixon "Grim's Grave South-west of" #53. Bar Rep. 52. Butler Langcombe Brook 6 (Cairn 6) - Vol. 3. Map 50.3 (pp.148-54 general plan of Langcombe Brook cairns p.151, diagram of Langcombe cists p.153). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 19. "A cist, lying a little over 590 yds south west of Grim's Grave, within a flat topped cairn. Cist has two sides and the south end stone are in place and the cover stone rests in part over the cist". Lethbridge p.47 Langcombe Cist J - diagram p.43
Nearby sites: SX60876616

Outholme Newtake Cist

Outholme Newtake Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Yellowmead and Drizzlecombe
OS Map: SX 57994 68278
NMR record: SX 56 NE 32
HER record: 4024
Megalithic Portal: 45730
PMD: Outcombe
Short Name: CT:OutholmeNew
Butler map: 47.10
Grinsell: SHE 2
DPD: 30
Barrow Report: 52
Notes: Dixon #54. Bar Rep. 52. Butler Vol. 3. Map 47.10 (diagram p.70). Grinsell SHEEPSTOR 2. "Located in an isolated pocket of closely cropped grass and surounded by tinners pits. Only three slabs survive in place surrounding a hollow and forming the sides of the cist. The fourth side is missing as is the capstone and any trace of a mound." Lethbridge Outcombe (note different spelling) Cist p.30.
Nearby sites: SX57996828

Deadman's Bottom D Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 60960 66730
NMR record: SX 66 NW 38
HER record: 5086
Megalithic Portal: 45731
PMD: Deadman's Bottom S 10
Alternate name: Langcombe Brook 10 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Deadmans D
Butler map: 50.3.10
Grinsell: SHA 10
Turner: E44
DPD: 45
Barrow Report: 53
Notes: Turner E44. Dixon #55. Bar Rep. 53. Butler Langcombe Brook Cairn 10 - Vol. 3. Map 50.3 (pp.148-54 general plan of Langcombe Brook cairns p.151, diagram of Langcombe cists p.153). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 10. "Cist (listed as 'D' by Worth) found at Deadman's Bottom Langcombe, by Mr Button. Internal dimensions, length 3 feet 8 inches, width 2 feet. The stones are barely visible above grass level. The cover stone is missing." ... "The cairn is 5m in diameter by 0.3m high with a retaining kerb on its northern side. The cist is 0.8m long b 0.7m wide." Lethbridge p.45 Langcombe Cist E - diagram p.43
Nearby sites: SX60966673

Deadman's Bottom E Cist

Deadman's Bottom E Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 60984 66714
NMR record: SX 66 NW 32
HER record: 5122
Megalithic Portal: 45732
PMD: Deadman's Bottom S 9
Alternate name: Langcombe Brook 9 Cist
Short Name: CT:Deadmans E
Butler map: 50.3.9
Grinsell: SHA 11
DPD: 45
Barrow Report: 53
Notes: Dixon #56. Bar Rep. 53. Butler Langcombe Brook Cairn 9 - Vol. 3. Map 50.3 (pp.148-54 general plan of Langcombe Brook cairns p.151, diagram of Langcombe cists p.153). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 11. "Cist (Listed as 'E' by Worth) found at Deadman's Bottom, Langcombe, by Mr. Button. Probable original dimensions, length 2ft 2 ins, width 1ft. 5ins. The stones barely show above the surface and the cover-stone is missing." ... "A well defined cairn 6.0m in diameter and 0.4m high with a cist in the top. This stone-lined cist measures 0.7m by 0.5m internally and 0.3 deep. Two of the side stones have fallen inwards." Lethbridge p.45 Langcombe Cist F - diagram p.43
Nearby sites: SX60986671

Deadman's Bottom F Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Deadman's Bottom F Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 61201 66983
NMR record: SX 66 NW 31
HER record: 5125
Megalithic Portal: 45733
PMD: Deadman's Bottom E.
Alternate name: Langcombe Brook 11 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Deadmans F
Butler map: 50.3.11
Grinsell: SHA 12
DPD: 43
Barrow Report: 53
Notes: nb. Not listed by Turner - assigned as "Platform Circle" type cairn due to description in NMR. Dixon #57. Bar Rep. 53. Butler Langcombe Brook Cairn 11 - Vol. 3. Map 50.3 (pp.148-54 general plan of Langcombe Brook cairns p.151, diagram of Langcombe cists p.153). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 12. "Cist (Listed as 'F' by Worth) found at Deadman's Bottom, Langcombe, by Mr. Button. The cover-stone is still in position but the cist appears to have been rifled, the end and side-stones having been displaced at the north-east and southwest angles. Original length would appear to have been 2 feet 10 inches, and the width 1 foot 7 inches. The greatest length of the cover-stone is 4ft 9 inches and its greatest width 3 feet 1 1/2 inches." ... "A flat-topped cairn measuring 5.4m in diameter and standing a maximum of 0.4m high. A well-preserved cist 1.3m long, 0.6m wide and 0.15m deep is largely obscured by the coverstone". Lethbridge p.43 Langcombe Cist A (Upper Deadman's Bottom) - diagram p.43
Nearby sites: SX61206698

Houndtor Down Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Houndtor Down Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 74107 78771
NMR record: SX 77 NW 29
HER record: 7398
Megalithic Portal: 24187
PMD: Hound Tor
Short Name: CT:Houndtor
Butler map: 8.6
Butler Vol 5: p.179 & Fig.121
Grinsell: MAN 13
Turner: D8
DPD: 151
Barrow Report: 53
Notes: Turner D8. Dixon #58. Bar Rep 53. Butler Vol. 1. Map 8.6 (diagram Vol. 5. p.179). Grinsell MANATON 13. "A ring cairn surviving as a mound 6.5 metres in diameter and 0.15 metres high. It is defined, except on the west side, by a ring of at least 19 close set granite stones. In the centre of the cairn is a north to south orientated cist, with both end stones and the western side stone remaining visible."
Nearby sites: SX74117877

Blackslade Down Cist

Blackslade Down Cist

OS Map: SX 73416 75517
NMR record: SX 77 NW 36
HER record: 7437
Megalithic Portal: 32071
PMD: Blackslade Down
Short Name: CT:Blackslade
Butler map: 9.8
Butler Vol 5: p.47 & Fig.26
Grinsell: WID 14
DPD: 129
Barrow Report: 53
Notes: Dixon #59. Bar Rep 53. Butler Vol. 1. Map 9.8 (photo on p.61, diagram Vol. 5. p.47). Grinsell WIDECOMBE 14. Lethbridge diagram p.129 and photo bottom p.129.
Nearby sites: SX73427552

Hameldon Cist

Hameldon Cist

OS Map: SX 71008 78345
NMR record: SX 77 NW 12
HER record: 7519
Megalithic Portal: 16636
PMD: Hamel Down S.
Alternate name: Hamel Down S. Cist
Short Name: CT:Hameldon
Butler map: 20.15
Butler Vol 5: p.178 & Fig.120
Grinsell: WID 7
DPD: 129
Barrow Report: 54
Notes: Dixon #60. Bar Rep. 54. Butler Hamel Down 15 (S) - Vol. 1. Map 20.15 (Cairn 15 p.149, diagram Vol 5. p.178). Grinsell WIDECOMBE 7. Precise location originally unsurveyed but given approximately by Worth as SX 71257908. This may explain the large discrepancy between the NMR position and that given by Butler and in the HER. Three sides of the cist are visible with the fourth having sunken below the earth. The capstone is incomplete and only partly covers the cavity. Lethbridge diagram p129 and photo top p.129.
Nearby sites: SX71017834

Leather Tor Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 56325 69524
NMR record: SX 56 NE 8
HER record: 3434
Megalithic Portal: 34457
PMD: Cross Gate
Alternate name: Leather Tor S. Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Leather Tor
Butler map: 45.17
Grinsell: WAL 25
Turner: E20
DPD: 23
Barrow Report: 54
Notes: Turner E20. Dixon #61. Bar Rep. 54. Butler Leather Tor S. - Vol. 3. Map 45.17 (diagram p.52). Grinsell WALKHAMPTON 25. "A cist, consisting of two side stones and an end stone, contained within a barrow surrounded by a 16ft 6 ins diameter Kerb circle."
Nearby sites: SX56336952

Bellever Tor 1 (W) (Newtake) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Bellever Tor 1 (W) (Newtake) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64089 76473
NMR record: SX 67 NW 43
HER record: 5884
Megalithic Portal: 34876
PMD: Bellever Tor W.
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 1 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Bellever 1W
Butler map: 27.20.1
Grinsell: LYD 59
Turner: E26
DPD: 119
Barrow Report: 54
Notes: Turner E26. Dixon #62. Bar Rep 54. Butler Bellever Tor (Cairn 1) - Vol. 2. Map 27.20.1 (diagram pp.52-3). Grinsell LYDFORD 59. For further coverage see the Lakehead Hill page. Lethbridge diagram p.119 (uppermost cist) and photo top p.119.
Nearby sites: SX64097647

Lakehead Hill 7 (Newtake) Cist

Lakehead Hill 7 (Newtake) Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64720 77396
NMR record: SX 67 NW 35
HER record: 5875
Megalithic Portal: 11137
PMD: Lakehead Hill E.
Alternate name: Lakehead Hill 7 Cist
Short Name: CT:LakeNew 7
Butler map: 27.19.7
Butler Vol 5: p.184 & Fig.127
Grinsell: LYD 57
DPD: 118
Barrow Report: 54
Notes: Dixon #63. Bar Rep 54. Butler Lakehead Hill (Cairn 7) - Vol. 2. Map 27.19.7 (diagrams pp.48-52). Grinsell LYDFORD 57. Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page. Lethbridge diagram p.114 and photo top p.118.
Nearby sites: SX64727740

Lakehead Hill 6 (Newtake) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Lakehead Hill 6 (Newtake) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64363 77476
NMR record: SX 67 NW 34
HER record: 5842
Megalithic Portal: 24365
PMD: Lakehead Hill Central
Alternate name: Lakehead Hill 6 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:LakeNew 6
Butler map: 27.19.6
Grinsell: LYD 56
Turner: D10
DPD: 117
Barrow Report: 54
Notes: Turner D10. Dixon #64. Bar Rep 54. Butler Lakehead Hill (Cairn 6) - Vol. 2. Map 27.19.6 (diagrams pp.48-52). Grinsell LYDFORD 56. Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page. Lethbridge diagram p.114 and photo bottom p.117.
Nearby sites: SX64367748

Langstone Moor Cist

Langstone Moor Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Stone Row & Settlements
OS Map: SX 54699 78695
NMR record: SX 57 NW 6
HER record: 4118
Megalithic Portal: 35807
PMD: White Tor E.
Alternate name: White Tor E.4 Cist
Short Name: CT:Langstone
Butler map: 31.22.4
Butler Vol 5: p.174 & Fig.114
Grinsell: PET 27
DPD: 13
Barrow Report: 55
Notes: Dixon #65. Bar Rep. 55. Butler White Tor E.4. Vol. 2. Map 31.22 (diagram Vol. 5. p.174). Grinsell PETER TAVY 27.
Nearby sites: SX54707870

Lakehead Hill 2 Cist

Lakehead Hill 2 Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64261 77700
NMR record: SX 67 NW 11
HER record: 5841
Megalithic Portal: 4612
PMD: Lakehead Hill NW.
Short Name: CT:Lakehead 2
Butler map: 27.19.2
Grinsell: LYD 52
DPD: 115
Barrow Report: 17 55
Notes: Dixon #66. Bar Rep 55. Butler Lakehead Hill (Cairn 2) - Vol. 2. Map 27.19.2 (diagrams pp.48-52). Grinsell LYDFORD 52. Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page. Lethbridge diagram p.114 and photos top p.115. See Seventeenth Barrow report
Nearby sites: SX64267770

Lakehead Newtake Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64683 78388
NMR record: SX 67 NW 28
HER record: 5955
Megalithic Portal: 45734
PMD: Lakehead Hill NE.
Alternate name: Lakehead Hill 9 Cist
Short Name: CT:LakeNew
Butler map: 27.19.9
Butler Vol 5: p.60 & Fig.40
Grinsell: LYD 51
Barrow Report: 55
Notes: Dixon #67. Bar Rep 55. Butler Lakehead Hill - Vol. 2. Map 27.19.9 (diagrams pp.48-52). Grinsell LYDFORD 51. Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page.
Nearby sites: SX64687839

Lakehead Hill 4 (E or Summit) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Lakehead Hill 4 (E or Summit) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64500 77611
NMR record: SX 67 NW 32
HER record: 5871
Megalithic Portal: 2009
PMD: Lakehead Hill Summit
Alternate name: Lakehead Hill 4 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Lakehead 4E
Butler map: 27.19.4
Butler Vol 5: p.59 & Fig.37
Grinsell: LYD 54
Turner: D6
DPD: 116
Notes: Turner D6. Dixon #68. Bar Rep 55. Butler Lakehead Hill (Cairn 4) - Vol. 2. Map 27.19.4 (diagrams pp.48-52). Grinsell LYDFORD 54. Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page. A single stone row of at least 11 stones leading westward towards the cairn and cist. "The cairn measures 6.7 metres in diameter and is defined by several edge set stones, which in turn surround a large restored cist formed by five substantial upright slabs supporting a capstone measuring 2.2 metre long by 1.55 metres wide and 0.3 metres thick." Lethbridge diagram p.114 and photo top p.116.
Nearby sites: SX64507761

Yar Tor (Money Pit) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Yar Tor (Money Pit) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 68181 73865
NMR record: SX 67 SE 10
HER record: 6460
Megalithic Portal: 1369
PMD: Money Pit
Alternate name: Money Pit Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Money Pit
Butler map: 14.11
Butler Vol 5: p.23 & Fig.4
Grinsell: WID 21
Turner: E51
DPD: 122
Barrow Report: 56 62
Notes: Turner E51. Dixon #69. Bar Rep 56. Butler Money Pit - Vol. 1. Map 14.11 (photo on p.92, diagram pp.125-6). Grinsell WIDECOMBE 21. "The south cairn is a very spread and slight earthwork with a centrally placed cist. Only the north and west side slabs of the cist remain in situ though a misplaced slab lies to one side of the chamber. Eleven slabs forming a kerb of approximately 3m surrounding the cist remain in situ. Several additional stones survive, protruding just above the surface of the flattened cairn, which are likely to be evidence of an outer circle with a diameter of approximately 11m". Lethbridge diagram p.122 and photo bottom p.122.
Nearby sites: SX68187387

Ingra Tor Cist

Ingra Tor Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists
OS Map: SX 55874 72093
NMR record: SX 57 SE 50
HER record: 4983
Megalithic Portal: 45735
PMD: Ingra Tor
Alternate name: lngra Tor Cist
Short Name: CT:Ingra Tor
Butler map: 45.16
Grinsell: WAL 9
DPD: 19
Barrow Report: 56
Notes: Dixon #70. Bar Rep. 56. Butler Vol. 3. Map 45.16 (diagram p.51). Grinsell WALKHAMPTON 9.
Nearby sites: SX55877209

Thornworthy Cist

Thornworthy Cist

OS Map: SX 66742 84334
NMR record: SX 68 SE 48
HER record: 6613
Megalithic Portal: 15453
PMD: Thornworthy
Short Name: CT:Thornworthy
Butler map: 35.22
Butler Vol 5: p.64 & Fig.42
Grinsell: CHA 3
Turner: E39
DPD: 137
Barrow Report: 56
Notes: Dixon #71. Bar Rep 56. Butler Vol. 2. Map 35.22 (p.169, photo on p.136, diagram Vol. 5. p.64). Grinsell CHAGFORD 3. Originally there was a second slightly smaller cist. This was removed after the excavation and re-erected at Torquay Museum. It is now at the High Moorland Visitor Centre at Princetown.
Nearby sites: SX66748433

Stannon Little Newtake Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 65464 81052
NMR record: SX 68 SE 24
HER record: 6616
Megalithic Portal: 37598
PMD: Stannon Newtake
Alternate name: Stannon Newtake E. Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Stannon New
Butler map: 35.21.1
Grinsell: LYD 29
Turner: D16
DPD: 124
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Turner D16. Dixon #72. Bar Rep. 57. Butler Stannon Newtake E. - Vol. 2. Map 35.21 (diagram p.168). Grinsell LYDFORD 29.
Nearby sites: SX65468105

Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 63687 79463
NMR record: SX 67 NW 3
HER record: 5932
Megalithic Portal: 42726
PMD: Chittaford Down
Alternate name: Chittaford Down 3 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Chittaford
Butler map: 27.18.3
Butler Vol 5: p.160 & Fig.100
Grinsell: LYD 39
Turner: E28
DPD: 112
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Turner E28. Dixon #73. Bar Rep. 57. Butler Chittaford Down 3 - Vol. 2. Map 27.18 (diagram Vol. 5. p.160). Grinsell LYDFORD 39. "A cist about 350 yards north of Archerton House. It has an irregular shape no coverstone and stands in the centre of a 14ft. diameter ruined cairn. There are traces of an enclosing ring of stones. Excavation in 1900 recovered wood charcoal and a worked flint flake from a small pit within the cist. Under the eastern side stone an archer's polished stone wrist guard was found". Lethbridge diagram and photo bottom p.112.
Nearby sites: SX63697946

Archerton Tennis Ground Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 63852 78872
NMR record: SX 67 NW 9
HER record: 5839
Megalithic Portal: 37599
PMD: Archerton Tennis Court
Alternate name: Archerton Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Arch Tennis
Butler map: 27.18
Grinsell: LYD 45
Turner: E49
DPD: 114
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Turner E49. Dixon #74. Bar Rep. 57. Butler Archerton - Vol. 2. Map 27.18. Grinsell LYDFORD 45. On private land. Lethbridge diagram p.112, photo top p.114.
Nearby sites: SX63857887

Archerton S.W. (Rowtor Brook) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Archerton S.W. (Rowtor Brook) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 62752 78808
NMR record: SX 67 NW 8
HER record: 5838
Megalithic Portal: 37604
PMD: Hollowcombe Bottom
Alternate name: Rowtor Brook 3 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:ArchertonSW
Butler map: 27.17.3
Butler Vol 5: p.55 & Fig.33
Grinsell: LYD 42
Turner: D24
DPD: 112
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Turner D24. Dixon Chittleford Down, Cherrybrook Cist #75. Bar Rep. 57. Butler Rowtor Brook 3 - Vol. 2. Map 27.17 (diagram Vol. 5. p.55). Grinsell LYDFORD 42. "The cist lies within three concentric circles of stones at 10, 15 and 24 feet diameters, the inner ring being of large stones, the middle ring of smaller stones and the outer ring of even smaller stones. The cist measures internally 0.8m by 0.6m and 0.9m deep. Half of its capstone lies across its north end." For more information see: Prowse TDA 1891 and HER record. Lethbridge Hollowcombe Bottom, diagram and photo p.112.
Nearby sites: SX62757881

Stennen Hill No. 1 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Stennen Hill No. 1 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 62573 77905
NMR record: SX 67 NW 15
HER record: 5846
Megalithic Portal: 45736
PMD: Powder Mills W.
Alternate name: Stennen Hill 1 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Stennen 1
Butler map: 29.11.1
Butler Vol 5: p.199 & Fig.142
Grinsell: LYD 47
Turner: E13
DPD: 111
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Turner E13. Dixon #76. Bar Rep. 57. Butler Stennen Hill 1 - Vol. 2. Map 29.11 (diagram Vol. 5. p.199). Grinsell LYDFORD 47. "Cist lies approximately in the centre of a subcircular cairn measuring 7 by 6.5m the longer axis and cist aligned nne to ssw. It is stony but almost turf-covered with 2 large kerbstones, including burnards `menhir' remaining in situ in the nw. The cist is flush with the cairn top, which is flattish and stands only 0.2m high on the nw but up to 0.7m high on the se, downhill side. This may be the cairn's original form; built into the slope as a flat platform with the cist visible (nmr citing pattison)". See also HER. Lethbridge photo top p.111.
Nearby sites: SX62577791

Stennen Hill No. 3 Cist

OS Map: SX 62610 77830
NMR record: SX 67 NW 16
HER record: 5847
Megalithic Portal: 45737
PMD: Powder Mills E.
Alternate name: Stennen Hill 2 Cist
Short Name: CT:Stennen 3
Butler map: 29.11.2
Butler Vol 5: p.200 & Fig.143
Grinsell: LYD 49
DPD: 111
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Dixon #77. Bar Rep. 57. Butler Stennen Hill 2 - Vol. 2. Map 29.11 (diagram Vol. 5. p.200). Grinsell LYDFORD 49. Only one large stone remains in the mound of a cairn. Lethbridge photo top p.111.
Nearby sites: SX62617783

Black Newtake (N) No. 1 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Black Newtake (N) No. 1 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 63916 76068
NMR record: SX 67 NW 46
HER record: 5888
Megalithic Portal: 45738
PMD: Black Newtake N.
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 3 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:BlackNew N1
Butler map: 27.20.3
Grinsell: LYD 60
Turner: D5
DPD: 119
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Turner D5. Dixon #78. Bar Rep 57. Butler Bellever Tor (Cairn 3) - Vol. 2. Map 27.20.3 (diagram pp.52-3). Grinsell LYDFORD 60. Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page. Lethbridge Cist 1 diagram p.119 and photo top p.119.
Nearby sites: SX63927607

Black Newtake (C) No. 3 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 63893 75869
NMR record: SX 67 NW 49
HER record: 5890
Megalithic Portal: 34908
PMD: Black Newtake Central
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 6 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:BlackNew C3
Butler map: 27.20.6
Grinsell: LYD 62
Turner: D4
DPD: 120
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Turner D4. Dixon #79. Bar Rep 57. Butler Bellever Tor - Vol. 2. Map 27.20.6 (Cairn 6 diagram pp.52-3). Grinsell LYDFORD 62. Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page. Lethbridge diagram p.119 Cist 2 and photo top p.120.
Nearby sites: SX63897587

Black Newtake (E) No. 5 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 63853 75734
NMR record: SX 67 NW 51
HER record: 5950
Megalithic Portal: 45744
PMD: Black Newtake S.
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 8 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:BlackNew E5
Butler map: 27.20.8
Grinsell: LYD 64
Turner: D7
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Turner D7. Dixon #80. Bar Rep 59. Butler Bellever Tor - Vol. 2. Map 27.20.8 (Cairn 8 diagram pp.52-3). Grinsell LYDFORD 64. Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page.
Nearby sites: SX63857573

Dunnabridge Common Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 63587 75500
NMR record: SX 67 NW 54
HER record: 5952
Megalithic Portal: 37603
PMD: Smith Hill
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 9 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Dunnabridge
Butler map: 27.20.9
Grinsell: LYD 65
Turner: E37
DPD: 120
Barrow Report: 58
Notes: Turner E37. Dixon #81. Bar Rep. 58. Butler Bellever Tor (Cairn 9) - Vol. 2. Map 27.20.9 (diagram p52-3). Grinsell LYDFORD 65. Lethbridge Cist 3 diagram p.119 and photo bottom p.120.
Nearby sites: SX63597550

Muddy Lakes, Newtake Cist

OS Map: SX 62580 75180
NMR record: SX 67 NW 56
HER record: 5894
Megalithic Portal: 45745
PMD: Muddilake Newtake
Short Name: CT:Muddilake
Notes: Dixon #82. Bar Rep. 58 (TDA 71. 1939 illustration p.69). Grinsell LYDFORD 105. This "cist" entry was listed by Dixon, however, it seems a dubious entry. The NMR for a location close to this supposed cairn & cist states: "A hut circle, not a cairn circle". This is not listed by Butler, the relevant map is Vol. 2. Map 29.9. This is almost certainly not a cist. "The measurements do not conform to those of Prowse but nothing else can be seen in the vicinity. It is most unlikely that these stones represent the remains of a cist, but are a natural occurrence."
Nearby sites: SX62587518

Harrowthorn (North of) Cist

Harrowthorn (North of) Cist

OS Map: SX 62454 62652
NMR record: SX 66 SW 26
HER record: 4269
Megalithic Portal: 45746
PMD: Harrowthorn Plantation
Alternate name: Coombe Brook N.E. Cist
Short Name: CT:Harrowthorn
Butler map: 52.11
Grinsell: COR 15
DPD: 66
Barrow Report: 58
Notes: Dixon #83. Bar Rep. 58. Butler Coombe Brook N.E. - Vol. 3. Map 52.11. Grinsell CORNWOOD 15. Located 200m due east up hill of the Coome Brook enclosure. "A cist lies 700 yards north of Harrowthorn Plantation and a few feet west of the track from Watercombe Moorgate to Ranny Brook. Only the two side stones and the eastern end stone remain. The structure is unusual in that the southern side
stone is an earth fast boulder, an approximately vertical face of which forms a side of the cist." Lethbridge p.66. diagram p.65 Ranny Brook Cist 3.
Nearby sites: SX62456265

Ranny Brook (North of) Cist

Ranny Brook (North of) Cist

OS Map: SX 62154 63547
NMR record: SX 66 SW 29
HER record: 4272
Megalithic Portal: 45747
PMD: Ranny Brook settlement
Alternate name: Ranny Brook N.3 Cist
Short Name: CT:Ranny Brk N
Butler map: 52.9.3
Grinsell: COR 11
DPD: 65
Barrow Report: 58
Notes: Dixon #84. Bar Rep. 58. Butler Ranny Brook N. 3 (Cist 3) - Vol. 3. Map 52.9. (pp.184-7 general plan of Ranny Brook settlements and cairns p.184, diagram of cists p.186). Grinsell CORNWOOD 11. "The northern end-stone and the western side-stone survive, whilst smaller stones may represent the other sides. This agrees with Worth's survey, but in his report he has transposed north and south." Lethbridge diagram p.65 Cist 1.
Nearby sites: SX62156355

Goldsmith's Cross E.3. Cist

OS Map: SX 61741 70204
NMR record: SX 67 SW 50
HER record: 6343
Megalithic Portal: 45748
PMD: Goldsmith's Cross
Alternate name: Goldsmith's Cross E.3 Cist
Short Name: CT:GoldsmithE3
Butler map: 64.5.3
Grinsell: LYD 94
DPD: 95
Barrow Report: 58
Notes: Dixon #85 (Fox Tor Newtake No. 2). Bar Rep. 58. Butler Goldsmith's Cross E.3. - Vol. 4. Map 64.5 (Cairn 3 - diagram p.221). Grinsell LYDFORD 94. "The NW sidestone, 0.8m long by 0.2m wide and the NE endstone 0.6m long, 0.15m wide are the only recognisable cist stones though it is possible that the SW side was formed by the two small slabs still visible and depicted by Worth. There is no coverstone". Lethbridge diagram p.93, photo bottom left p.95.
Nearby sites: SX61747020

Gutter Tor N. Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Gutter Tor N. Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 57676 67137
NMR record: SX 56 NE 39
HER record: 4015
Megalithic Portal: 17511
PMD: Gutter Tor N.
Alternate name: Gutter Tor 3 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:GutterTor N
Butler map: 49.5.3
Grinsell: SHE 9
Turner: E38
DPD: 33
Barrow Report: 59
Notes: (Previously listed as Gutter Tor No.2) Turner E38. Dixon #86. Bar Rep. 59. Butler Gutter Tor 3 - Vol. 3. Map 49.5 (diagram p.118 "North cairn and cist"). Grinsell SHEEPSTOR 9. "A cairn with cist and a double circle of stones situated on the north-facing slope of Gutter Tor at about 305m OD. The end-stones and side-stones of the cist are in situ but the coverstone is missing." Lethbridge p.32-33 Cist A. Duplicated by HER 4045.Note Garmin NGR
Nearby sites: SX57686714

Dunnabridge Pound Farm Newtake Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64086 75689
NMR record: SX 67 NW 52
HER record: 5891
Megalithic Portal: 45751
PMD: Dunnabridge Newtake
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 10 Cist
Short Name: CT:DunPound Fm
Butler map: 27.20.10
Butler Vol 5: p.60 & Fig.39
Grinsell: LYD 66
DPD: 121
Barrow Report: 59
Notes: Dixon #87. Bar Rep 59. Butler Bellever Tor - Vol. 2. Map 27.20.10 (Cairn 10 diagram pp.52-3). Grinsell LYDFORD 66. Only one side of this cist remains. Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page. Lethbridge Cist 4 diagram p.119 and photo top p.121.
Nearby sites: SX64097569

Butterdon Hill Cist

Butterdon Hill Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Erme East stone rows
OS Map: SX 65801 59321
NMR record: SX 65 NE 21
HER record: 2887
Megalithic Portal: 45752
PMD: Butterdon Hill
Alternate name: Butterdon Ridge N.E. Cist
Short Name: CT:Butterdon
Butler map: 53.8.3
Butler Vol 5: p.59 & Fig.38
Grinsell: UGB 16
DPD: 79
Barrow Report: 61
Notes: Dixon #88. Bar Rep. 61. Butler Butterdon Ridge N.E. - Vol. 4. Map 53.8.3 (p.25 general plan of Butterdon rows and cairns p.24). Grinsell UGBOROUGH 16. "The western side stone and the two end stones are still standing, but the other side stone and the cover stone are missing. The cist measures 23 inches by 15 inches"... "no sign whatever of a mound, and the cist may have been freestanding". Lethbridge p.79 East of Hangershell Rock diagram p.77
Nearby sites: SX65805932

Lee Moor (Upper Spanish Lake) Cist

Lee Moor (Upper Spanish Lake) Cist

OS Map: SX 58549 64450
NMR record: SX 56 SE 5
HER record: 2495
Megalithic Portal: 45753
PMD: Lee Moor
Alternate name: Upper Spanish Lake 3 Cist
Short Name: CT:SpanishLake
Butler map: 51.5.3
Grinsell: SHA 31
DPD: 54
Barrow Report: 63
Notes: Dixon #89. Bar Rep. 63. Butler Upper Spanish Lake 3 (Cairn 3) - Vol. 3. Map 51.5 (pp.162-4 general plan of Upper Spanish Lake huts and cairns p.163, diagram of cist p.164). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 31. The cist is part of a group of cairns very close together, see also NMR record SX56 SE4. "A small round cairn, 5.0m. diameter and 0.5m. high, on a gentle, well drained, clitter strewn, west facing slope at 355m. above OD. It is built of small boulders, now turf covered, and a cist lies within the cairn on the south-east side. The cist comprises the side and end stones, measures internally 0.7m. by 0.6m. wide, and is aligned on a grid bearing of 130o. The cover-stone is missing". Lethbridge p.54 Spanish Lake Cist
Nearby sites: SX58556445

Ranny Brook Cist

Ranny Brook Cist

OS Map: SX 62616 63544
NMR record: SX 66 SW 27
HER record: 4270
Megalithic Portal: 14987
PMD: Ranny Brook Head
Alternate name: Ranny Brookhead Cist
Short Name: CT:Ranny Brook
Butler map: 52.10
Grinsell: COR 12
DPD: 66
Barrow Report: 64 68 69 71
Notes: Dixon #90. Bar Rep. 64. Butler Ranny Brook Head - Vol. 3. Map 52.10 (diagram p.186). Grinsell CORNWOOD 12. "Three
sides of the grave are still in place; the third has been turned back and lies parallel to its original position. To the south of the cist, and about a foot away from the nearest point of the buried side-stone, lies the displaced coverstone. This stone has a greatest length of four feet and a greatest width of two feet six inches". Sides of cist sunken below surface. Lethbridge p.66. diagram p.65 Cist 2.
Nearby sites: SX62626354

Brent Moor House Cist

OS Map: SX 68020 64030
NMR record: SX 66 SE 3
HER record: 5744
Megalithic Portal: 45754
PMD: Brent Moor House
Short Name: CT:Brent Moor
Grinsell: BRE 3
Barrow Report: 65
Notes: Dixon #91. Bar Rep. 65. Butler Vol. 4. Map 57.9 (not actually covered in Butler but relevant map). Grinsell SOUTH BRENT 3. "A cist lies on the right bank of the Avon, a short distance above Brent Moor House, about 175 feet below the small stream which flows south of Riders Rings ... The cist, which consists of two end stones and one side stone, stands in a small cairn." Doubtful.

(grinsell) "supposed cairn of large stones, enclosing possible cist placed se-nw. The whole area is covered with clitter, and it is possible that the site may be natural. In summer it is under dense bracken. No measurements given."
Nearby sites: SX68026403

Stanlake Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists
OS Map: SX 56430 70859
NMR record: SX 57 SE 45
HER record: 3746
Megalithic Portal: 45755
PMD: Stanlake W.
Alternate name: Leeden Tor S.2 Cist
Short Name: CT:Stanlake
Butler map: 45.13.2
Grinsell: WAL 23
Barrow Report: 66
Notes: Dixon #92. Bar Rep. 66. Butler Leeden Tor S. 2 - Vol. 3. Map 45.13 (diagram p.47). Grinsell WALKHAMPTON 23. NMR A.
Nearby sites: SX56437086

Down Tor Cist

Down Tor Cist

OS Map: SX 58037 69293
NMR record: SX 56 NE 14
HER record: 3423
Megalithic Portal: 45757
PMD: Down Tor S.
Alternate name: Down Tor S. Cist
Short Name: CT:Down Tor
Butler map: 47.5
Grinsell: WAL 26
DPD: 28
Barrow Report: 67
Notes: Dixon #93. Bar Rep. 67. Butler Down Tor S.
- Vol. 3. Map 47.5 (diagram p.67). Grinsell WALKHAMPTON 26.
Nearby sites: SX58046929

Childe's Tomb Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 62577 70300
NMR record: SX 67 SW 31
HER record: 48907
Megalithic Portal: 15211
PMD: Childe's Tomb
Short Name: CT:ChildesTomb
Butler map: 64.4
Grinsell: LYD 96
Turner: E33
DPD: 94
Notes: Turner E33. Dixon #94. Butler Vol. 4. Map 64.4 (diagram p.220). Grinsell LYDFORD 96. "A much disturbed cairn, 9m in diameter and 0.3m high with a modern 'kerb' of blocks and slabs, 5.8m in diameter and 0.5m high, set upon the mound. At the centre is a well built cist 1.4m long, 0.5m wide and 0.6m deep. Over this is a two tier pedestal of eight well trimmed blocks, of three different lengths; a further half buried block lies S of the monument. Upon this is a replacement socket stone and cross, cut at Holne in 1885". Lethbridge diagram p.93, photo p.94.
Nearby sites: SX62587030

Cosdon (stone row) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Cosdon (stone row) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Cosdon Hill Triple Stone Row
OS Map: SX 64331 91597
NMR record: SX 69 SW 17
HER record: 48906
Megalithic Portal: 813
PMD: Cosdon Stone Row
Alternate name: Cosdon Hill Stone Row Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Cosdon Row
Butler map: 40.6
Butler Vol 5: p.234 & Fig.165
Grinsell: ST 5
Turner: E15
DPD: 152
Notes: Turner E15 - Cheriton Combe. Dixon #95. Butler Cosdon Hill Stone Row - Vol. 2. Map 40.6 (diagram p.205). Grinsell SOUTH TAWTON 5. "The cairn associated with the Cosdon Hill triple stone row is 26 feet in diameter and contains the remains of two cists; the retaining circle is very irregular. Of the two cists, one is intact, the other has been robbed of the cover-stone and two side-stones." Lethbridge diagram p.152, cists pictured.
Nearby sites: SX64339160

Erme Pound (Near) Cist

OS Map: SX 63920 65510
NMR record: SX 66 NW 62
HER record: 28585
Megalithic Portal: 45758
PMD: Erme Pound
Short Name: CT:Erme Pound
Grinsell: HAR 2
Turner: D29
Notes: Dixon #96. Grinsell HARFORD 2. According to the NMR record "noted by Hankin in July 1976, perhaps in a small cairn diameter 3.7m and height 0.3m. It is now filled in and Grinsell failed to locate it, 'it seems never to have been planned if it ever existed.'" This cist was listed by Dixon in 1952 70th Barrow Report (T.D.A Vol 84) with Dixon #96. It is not listed in prior Barrow Reports - and appears towards end of Dixon's list, so presumably discovered/reported late 40s to 1952. Not listed by Butler (area covered in Vol. 4. Map 55). Not listed in Hankin's 'An archaeological check-list for Harford'.
Nearby sites: SX63926551

Fernworthy Cist

Fernworthy Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65498 84099
NMR record: SX 68 SE 93
HER record: 6719
Megalithic Portal: 35826
PMD: Fernworthy
Alternate name: Fernworthy 2 Cist
Short Name: CT:Fernworth
Butler map: 35.15.2
Butler Vol 5: p.36 & Fig.13
Grinsell: LYD 23
DPD: 138
Notes: Dixon #97. Butler Vol. 2. Map 35.15.2 (diagram Vol. 5. p.36 - row 2). Grinsell LYDFORD 23. Newman Barrow B. The remains of this cist are in the 6m diameter barrow at the N end of the Fernworthy S.E. stone row. The cist in the centre is represented by two stones set at right angles, 0.4m tall internally. Excavated by the Dartmoor Excavation Committee in 1898. A lot of burnt bone was found. DNP Post 6D.
Nearby sites: SX65508410

Merrivale Cist

Merrivale Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Merrivale Complex
OS Map: SX 55488 74769
NMR record: SX 57 SE 10
HER record: 3738
Megalithic Portal: 10465
PMD: Merrivale
Alternate name: Merrivale 7 Cist
Short Name: CT:Merrivale
Butler map: 44.8.7
Grinsell: WAL 5
DPD: 18
Notes: Dixon #98. Butler Vol. 3. Map 44.8.7 (diagram of location in ceremonial complex p.24, diagram of cist p.31). Grinsell WALKHAMPTON 5. "A very fine Bronze Age cist which measures internally 2.2 metres long by 0.9 metres wide and up to 0.8 metres deep. The triangular-shaped slab which forms the massive cover stone is up to 2.1metres wide and averages 0.4 metres thick; a central part has been removed by stone cutters revealing the water-filled cist and a broken fragment of the coverslab." See also, Legendary Dartmoor: The Merrivale Kist. Lethbridge pp.16-18, diagram p.16.
Nearby sites: SX55497477

Shovel Down Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex
OS Map: SX 65994 85907
NMR record: SX 68 NE 34
HER record: 6182
Megalithic Portal: 28953
PMD: Shovel Down
Alternate name: Shoveldown Rows 4 Cist
Short Name: CT:Shovel Down
Butler map: 36.7
Butler Vol 5: p.223 & Fig.155
Grinsell: CHA 1
Notes: robbed cist no longer visible. Dixon #99. Butler Shoveldown Rows 4 Vol. 2. Map 36.7 (diagram Vol. 5. p.223). Grinsell CHAGFORD 1. The Shovel down double row C (Worth Row C, Butler Rows 4) terminates at its southern end in a cairn - the cist has been robbed from the cairn.
Nearby sites: SX65998591

Grimslake Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Grimslake Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 70418 81166
NMR record: SX 78 SW 10
HER record: 8744
Megalithic Portal: 44533
The Stone Rows of GB: Grimslake Cist
PMD: Hookney Down
Alternate name: Grimslake Mire Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Grimslake
Butler map: 20.16
Butler Vol 5: p.219 & Fig.153
Grinsell: N.BOV 3
Turner: E18
DPD: 128
Notes: Turner E18 - Grimspound. Dixon #100. Butler Grimslake Mire - Vol. 1. Map 20.16 (diagram p.147). Grinsell NORTH BOVEY 3 (Hookney Down). Cairn with kerb circle and central cist. Lethbridge diagram p.127 and photo top p.128.
Nearby sites: SX70428117

Brockhill Ford Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Brockhill Ford Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 67811 65699
NMR record: SX 66 NE 21
HER record: 5234
Megalithic Portal: 705
PMD: Brockhill Ford
Alternate name: Brockhill Ford W. Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Brockhill
Butler map: 57.18
Grinsell: DEA 2
Turner: D3
DPD: 88
Barrow Report: 68
Notes: Turner D3. Dixon #101. Bar Rep. 68. Butler Brockhill Ford W. - Vol. 4. Map 57.18 (pp.151-2 diagram p.152). Grinsell DEAN PRIOR 2 (SW of Brockhill Ford). "The side stones, both 1.4m long, lean inwards and the end stones north west 0.7m long, southeast 0.8m long, are firmly set. The probable coverstone, 1.2m by 0.8m, is displaced and lies to the south east of the cist. The cist is surrounded by the remains of a stone circle, long axis 8.8m, aligned with cist, short axis 7.2m. It is constructed of large slabs, up to 1.4m long with a single upright stone, 0.5m high, set contiguously in the north west arc. There are no visible remains of a cairn." Lethbridge p.88 photo (note the diagram is not related). See also: Huntingdon cross walk
Nearby sites: SX67816570

Redlake Foot (Brown Heath) Cist

Redlake Foot (Brown Heath) Cist

OS Map: SX 63779 66071
NMR record: SX 66 NW 19
HER record: 5102
Megalithic Portal: 45760
PMD: Brown Heath
Alternate name: Brown Heath Cist
Short Name: CT:Brown Heath
Butler map: 55.7.3
Grinsell: HAR 1
DPD: 73
Barrow Report: 60 69 71
Notes: Dixon #102. Bar Rep. 69. Butler Brown Heath (Cairn 3) - Vol. 4. Map 55.7.3 (p.76-7 diagram p.76). Grinsell HARFORD 1 (Redlake Foot). "A fine cist at Redlake Foot measuring internally, 0.7m. by 1.0m. and 1.0m. deep single slabs form the end-stones and the southern side-stone. The northern side is a slab resting on a horizontal 'post' type stone" Cover slab partly displaced from the sides. Lethbridge p.73, diagram p.71.
Nearby sites: SX63786607

Sharpitor (N) or Peek Hill Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Sharpitor (N) or Peek Hill Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists
OS Map: SX 55839 70693
NMR record: SX 57 SE 48
HER record: 3769
Megalithic Portal: 1246
PMD: Peek Hill
Alternate name: Sharpitor N. Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Peek Hill
Butler map: 45.12
Grinsell: WAL 21
Turner: E41
DPD: 22
Barrow Report: 71 72
Notes: Turner E41 - Sharpitor (N). Dixon Peek Hill #103. Bar Rep. 72 (TDA Vol 88 p.222). Butler Sharpitor N. - Vol. 3. Map 45.12 (diagram p.45 & photo p.84). Grinsell WALKHAMPTON 21.
Nearby sites: SX55847069

Knackersmill Gulf N. Cist

OS Map: SX 63384 65592
NMR record: SX 66 SW 96
HER record: 13185
Megalithic Portal: 45759
PMD: Stinger's Hill
Short Name: CT:Stingers
Butler Vol 5: p.180 & Fig.122
Grinsell: COR 8
DPD: 73
Notes: Butler Map 55.7 (diagram Vol. 5. p.180). Grinsell CORNWOOD 8 (Stinger's Hill). "A cist 1.20m. by 0.60m. with a close set retaining kerb circle 4.0m. in diameter is situated on Stinger's Hill opposite Erme Pound". Lethbridge Stingers Hill cist p.73. diagram p.71. The NMR gives SX63376494 as the grid reference - this error is replicated in HER entry 28468 . The present author could not find a cist there. As PMD points out that is the location of Grinsell's CORNWOOD 9 cairn and not CORNWOOD 8.
Nearby sites: SX63386559

Langcombe Brook 7 Cist

Langcombe Brook 7 Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 60380 66922
NMR record: SX 66 NW 43
HER record: 5134
Megalithic Portal: 45765
PMD: Langcombe Brook 7
Short Name: CT:Langcombe 7
Butler map: 50.3.7
Grinsell: SHA 16
DPD: 47
Notes: Butler Langcombe Brook 7 (Cairn 7) - Vol. 3. Map 50.3 (pp.148-54 general plan of Langcombe Brook cairns p.151, diagram of Langcombe cists p.153). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 16 (S of Langcombe). "Two end stones and the western side stone are in an upright position while the eastern side stone leans inwards. Length of northern end stone 0.7m, southern end stone 0.7m, eastern side stone 1.2m and western side stone 1m. Present depth of cist 0.3m. There is a cover stone measuring 1.6m by 1m which rests on the eastern side stone and which partly covers the northern corner of the cist". Lethbridge p.47 Langcombe Cist K - diagram p.43
Nearby sites: SX60386692

Lower Glasscombe Cist

Lower Glasscombe Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 66506 60502
NMR record: SX 66 SE 74
HER record: 5652
Megalithic Portal: 45761
PMD: Lower Glasscombe
Alternate name: Glaze Meet Cist
Short Name: CT:Lower Glass
Butler map: 56.3
Grinsell: UGB 11
DPD: 81
Barrow Report: 72
Notes: Dixon #106. Bar Rep. 72. Butler Glaze Meet - Vol. 4. Map 56.3 (diagram p.85). Grinsell UGBOROUGH 11. "There is a very slight trace of a mound and scattered rocks indicate the remains of a cairn ... Only one sidestone and one endstone now remain with the coverstone lying 11 feet away to the south-east. Overall dimensions of the coverstone are 49 inches by 24 inches". Lethbridge Scad Brook cist p.81
Nearby sites: SX66516050

Down Tor N.E. (Western) Cist

Down Tor N.E. (Western) Cist

OS Map: SX 58386 69565
NMR record: SX 56 NE 127
HER record: 3497
Megalithic Portal: 45766
PMD: Down Tor N 2
Alternate name: Hingston Hill N.2 Cist
Short Name: CT:DownTorNE W
Butler map: 47.13.2
Grinsell: WAL 27
DPD: 27
Barrow Report: 73
Notes: Dixon #107. Bar Rep. 73. Butler Hingston Hill N.2. - Vol. 3. Map 47.13.2 (diagram p.73, OS SX58376955). Grinsell WALKHAMPTON 27 (OS SX58246950 approx - same as the HER record MDV12715). Lethbridge p.27 Cist No.2.
Nearby sites: SX58396957

Down Tor N.E. (Northern) Cist

Down Tor N.E. (Northern) Cist

OS Map: SX 58388 69568
NMR record: SX 56 NE 127
HER record: 3498
Megalithic Portal: 45766
PMD: Down Tor N 1
Alternate name: Hingston Hill N.1 Cist
Short Name: CT:DownTorNE N
Butler map: 47.13.1
Grinsell: WAL 28
DPD: 27
Barrow Report: 73
Notes: Dixon #109. Bar Rep. 73. Butler Hingston Hill N. 1. - Vol. 3. Map 47.13.1 (diagram p.73 OS SX58386956). Grinsell WALKHAMPTON 28 (OS SX58256951 approx same as HER record MDV3498). Lethbridge p.27 Cist No.3.
Nearby sites: SX58396957

Down Tor N.E. (Eastern) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Down Tor N.E. (Eastern) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 58397 69563
NMR record: SX 56 NE 127
HER record: 3499
Megalithic Portal: 45766
PMD: Down Tor N 3
Alternate name: Hingston Hill N.3 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:DownTorNE E
Butler map: 47.13.3
Grinsell: WAL 29
Turner: E34
DPD: 27
Barrow Report: 73
Notes: Turner E34 (OS SX58376957). Dixon #108. Bar Rep. 73. Butler Hingston Hill N. 3. - Vol. 3. Map 47.13.3 (diagram p.73 OS SX58396955). Grinsell WALKHAMPTON 29 (OS 58276949 approx - same as HER MDV3499). Lethbridge p.27 Cist No.1.
Nearby sites: SX58406956

Langcombe Brook 5 Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 60875 66412
NMR record: SX 66 NW 37
HER record: 5129
Megalithic Portal: 45767
PMD: Langcombe Brook 5
Short Name: CT:Langcombe 5
Butler map: 50.3.5
Grinsell: SHA 17
DPD: 46
Notes: Butler Langcombe Brook 5 (Cairn 5) - Vol. 3. Map 50.3 (pp.148-54 general plan of Langcombe Brook cairns p.151, diagram of Langcombe cists p.153). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 17. "Two end stones and two side stones are in position but the coverstone is missing.
The tops of the stones are at ground level Length of N side stone 1.4m, S side stone 1m, W end stone 0.6m,
and E end stone 0.5m. Present depth of cist is 0.3m." Lethbridge p.46 Langcombe Cist I - diagram p.43
Nearby sites: SX60886641

Blakey Tor (W) Cist

Blakey Tor (W) Cist

OS Map: SX 61240 73551
NMR record: SX 67 SW 11
HER record: 6244
Megalithic Portal: 45772
PMD: Blakey Tor W.
Alternate name: Blakey Tor W. Cist
Short Name: CT:BlakeyTor W
Butler map: 65.4
Grinsell: LYD 84
DPD: 103
Notes: Butler Blakey Tor W. - Vol. 4. Map 65.4 (diagram p.232). Grinsell LYDFORD 84. "The incomplete cist is oriented NW-SE. It measures about 0.85m long, 0.4m to 0.55m wide and 0.25m deep internally. The upright W side slab is 0.9m by 0.2m by 0.25m and the surviving end slab is 0.4m by 0.2m by 0.25m. The E side is formed by a flat-sided boulder which is c. 1.1m long, at least 0.6m thick and 0.25m high. The SE side is open. The coverstone is 1.7m by 0.7m by 0.4m and leans against the W side of the cist." Lethbridge diagram p.102 Cist(A), photo top p.103.
Nearby sites: SX61247355

Trowlesworthy Warren Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Trowlesworthy, Settlements, Stone Row & Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 57146 64757
NMR record: SX 56 SE 117
HER record: 28570
Megalithic Portal: 45773
PMD: Trowlesworthy Warren
Short Name: CT:Trowles
Butler map: 51.1
Grinsell: SHA 30a
Turner: E40
DPD: 55
Notes: Turner E40. Butler Vol. 3. Map 51.1 (diagram p.158). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 30a. "A round cairn and cist, located 370 metres east of Trowlesworthy Warren House. The cairn mound measures 5.2 metres in diameter and stands up to 0.1 metres high. Its perimeter is defined by a kerb of at least eight stones." One side stone is missing, capstone present. Lethbridge p.54-5 Trowlesworthy Farm Cist - diagram p.54, photo p.55
Nearby sites: SX57156476

Goldsmith's Cross E.2. Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Goldsmith's Cross E.2. Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 61804 70322
NMR record: SX 67 SW 41
HER record: 6342
Megalithic Portal: 42707
PMD: Fox Tor Mires cairn
Alternate name: Goldsmith's Cross E.2 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:GoldsmithE2
Butler map: 64.5.2
Grinsell: LYD 95
Turner: D23
DPD: 95
Notes: Turner D23 (Fox Tor Mire) - Proc Devon Arch Soc 48 (diagram p.45). Butler Goldsmith's Cross E. 2 - Vol. 4. Map 64.5 (Cairn 2 - diagram p.221). Grinsell LYDFORD 95 (Fox Tor Mire). "West end stone of cist leans slightly inwards, otherwise a perfect cist measuring 0.75m NW-SE by 0.5m wide by 0.4m deep. Retaining circle of 7 stones averaging 0.4m high. No coverstone or barrow". Lethbridge diagram p.93, photo bottom right p.95 and on p.96.
Nearby sites: SX61807032

Hentor Farm Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 59095 65774
NMR record: SX 56 NE 190
HER record: 12744
Megalithic Portal: 45774
PMD: Hen Tor Meadow
Short Name: CT:Hentor Farm
Grinsell: SHA 48
Turner: E45
Notes: Turner E45 - has "central cist". Not listed by Butler (relevant map Vol. 3. Map 49.22). NMR record suggests no field evidence can be found for this site. Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 48. "A slight cairn with retaining circle, enclosing a cist aligned SSE-NNW, near the junction of Shavercombe Lake and River Plym." The author of this website was unable to locate this cist in the vicinity of SX 59095 65774 on 13/08/17. Either the grid reference is inaccurate or the site is difficult to find, possibly obscured by vegetation. The accounts from Turner and in the HER seem to indicate that the site does actually exist.
Nearby sites: SX59106577

Crow Tor Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Crow Tor Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 60531 78683
NMR record: SX 67 NW 73
HER record: 12954
Megalithic Portal: 45775
PMD: Crow Tor
Short Name: CT:Crow Tor
Butler map: 29.18
Butler Vol 5: p.196 & Fig.139
Grinsell: LYD 41
Turner: E39
DPD: 109
Notes: Turner E39. Butler Vol. 2. Map 29.18 (p.63, photo on p.124, diagram Vol. 5. p.196). Grinsell LYDFORD 41 - Crow Tor SW slope. "A kerbed cairn and cist. The cairn consists of a stony, turf-covered mound, and measures 4.5m in diameter and 0.45m in height. There are traces of a retaining kerb of leaning, granite slabs to the northeast and south. The cist is set slightly to the north of the centre of the cairn. It is trapezoidal in shape, and measures 0.65m and 0.95m in length, 0.8m in width, and 0.5m in depth. The cover-stone, which is 0.9m long, 0.5m wide and 0.2m thick, is displaced and lies just to the south east of the cist." Lethbridge diagram p.107, photo bottom p.109.
Nearby sites: SX60537868

Thornworthy Corner (N) Cist

OS Map: SX 66120 85470
NMR record: SX 68 NE 42
HER record: 6183
Megalithic Portal: 45776
PMD: Downhill from Three Boys
Alternate name: Thornworthy Corner N. Cist
Short Name: CT:Thornwort N
Butler map: 36.7
Grinsell: CHA 2
Notes: Butler Vol. 2. Map 36.7. Grinsell CHAGFORD 2 (Shovel Down, E of Three Boys).
Nearby sites: SX66128547

Raddick Hill Cist

Raddick Hill Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists
OS Map: SX 57929 71157
NMR record: SX 57 SE 22
HER record: 4947
Megalithic Portal: 45777
PMD: Raddick Hill N.
Alternate name: Raddick Hill Summit 3 Cist
Short Name: CT:RaddickHill
Butler map: 46.6.3
DPD: 26
Barrow Report: 18 31
Notes: Dixon #117. Butler Raddick Hill Summit 3 - Vol. 3. Map 46.6. Grinsell Raddick Hill WALKHAMPTON 15 (listed as 14 but in the listings doubt is expressed between 14 and 15 - 15 matches the NMR account for bronze being found) . One of a group of 4 cairns. Excavated by Burnard in 1899 - a small piece of corroded bronze, possibly a knife, was found. This almost perfect cist is now obscured by vegetation. WAL 15, 15a
Nearby sites: SX57937116

Yellowmeade Farm Cist

Yellowmeade Farm Cist

OS Map: SX 56350 74465
NMR record: SX 57 SE 14
HER record: 5002
Megalithic Portal: 45778
PMD: Yellowmeade Farm NW.
Alternate name: Yellowmeade 1 Cist
Short Name: CT:Yellowm Fm
Butler map: 44.1.1
Grinsell: WAL 7
DPD: 18
Barrow Report: 67
Notes: Butler Yellowmeade 1 - Vol. 3. Map 44.1.
(diagram p.17). Grinsell WALKHAMPTON 7 (Yellowmeade Farm).
Nearby sites: SX56357447

Cosdon Beacon Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Cosdon Hill Triple Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63730 91650
NMR record: SX 69 SW 45
HER record: 6925
Megalithic Portal: 10325
PMD: Cosdon Summit N.
Alternate name: Cosdon Hill 4 Cist
Short Name: CT:Cosdon Beac
Butler map: 40.7.4
Butler Vol 5: p.183 & Fig.125
Grinsell: ST 1b
DPD: 153
Notes: Butler Cosdon Beacon 4 Vol. 2. Map 40.7.4 (diagram of Cosdon Summit cairns on p.207). Grinsell SOUTH TAWTON 1b (Cawsand Hill). The cist was originally noted by Falcon as being approximately 3 1/2ft to 4ft long and 2ft wide, aligned apparently NE-SW. The SW and NE sides were fairly recognizable. Lethbridge diagram p.152, photo bottom left p.153.
Nearby sites: SX63739165

Cosdon Beacon Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Cosdon Hill Triple Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63710 91590
NMR record: SX 69 SW 15
HER record: 6898
Megalithic Portal: 10325
PMD: Cosdon Summit S.
Alternate name: Cosdon Hill 3 Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Cosdon
Butler map: 40.7.3
Butler Vol 5: p.164 & Fig.105
Grinsell: ST 2
Turner: B14
DPD: 152
Notes: Turner B14 - Embanked Stone Circles (with outer bank)(diagram p.59). Butler Cosdon Beacon 3 Vol. 2. Map 40.7.3 (diagram Vol. 5. p.164). Grinsell SOUTH TAWTON 2 (Cawsand Hill). NMR Cairn B. Possible cist?
Nearby sites: SX63719159

Winter Tor Cist

Winter Tor Cist

OS Map: SX 61112 91352
NMR record: SX 69 SW 11
HER record: 6881
Megalithic Portal: 45779
PMD: Winter Tor
Alternate name: Higher Tor S. Cist
Short Name: CT:WinterTor
Butler map: 40.15
Butler Vol 5: p.169 & Fig.108
Grinsell: LYD 1
Notes: [Formerly listed as Higher Tor (S), renamed after PMD] Butler Higher Tor (S) Vol. 2. Map 40.15. (diagram Vol. 5. p.169). Grinsell LYDFORD 1 (SE of Winter Tor).
Nearby sites: SX61119135

Hentor (Shavercombe) Cist

Hentor (Shavercombe) Cist

OS Map: SX 59825 65892
NMR record: SX 56 NE 103
HER record: 3491
Megalithic Portal: 45781
PMD: Shavercombe Brook
Alternate name: Hen Tor N.7 Cist
Short Name: CT:Shavercombe
Butler map: 49.22.7
Grinsell: SHA 20
Notes: Butler Hen Tor 7 (Cairn 7)- Vol. 3. Map 49.22 (general plan of Hen Tor with diagram of cists pp.146-7). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 20 (N of Shavercombe Brook). "The oval cairn is 7.5m by 6.5m and 0.9m high with some kerbing. An amorphous hollow occupies the centre of the mound and a single sidestone of the cist remains in situ".
Nearby sites: SX59826589

West Vitifer Cist

OS Map: SX 67574 82807
NMR record: SX 68 SE 7
HER record: 6615
Megalithic Portal: 34980
PMD: Chagford Common
Short Name: CT:WestVitifer
Butler map: 25.11
Grinsell: CHA 4
Barrow Report: 16
Notes: Butler Vol. 2. Map 25.11 ( p.32). Grinsell CHAGFORD 4 (Chagford Common). "The cairn was partially excavated in 1897 by the Barrow Committee of the Devonshire Association. This working revealed a ring of slabs surrounding a cist which had not been previously examined. In the cist there was a complete Bronze Age beaker together with charcoal but no trace of a burial." Cairn survives, restored urn thought to be in Plymouth museum. See: Sixteenth Barrow Report 1897
Nearby sites: SX67578281

Shoveldown N.W. 5 Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex
OS Map: SX 64389 86247
NMR record: SX 68 NW 14
HER record: 4394
Megalithic Portal: 45782
PMD: Stonetor Hill
Alternate name: Shoveldown N.W.1 Cist
Short Name: CT:Shovel NW5
Butler map: 37.5.1
Butler Vol 5: p.202 & Fig.145
Grinsell: GID 1
Notes: GID 1? Butler Shoveldown N.W.1. - Vol. 2. Map 37.5. (diagram Vol. 5. p.202). Grinsell GIDLEIGH 1 - Stonetor Hill(W). "The remains of a Bronze age cairn and cist which form part of a cairn cemetery on Long Ridge, known locally as Langridge, overlooking the valley of the River North Teign. The cairn has a circular mound which measures 5.2 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high. The cist measures 0.83 metres square by up to 0.47 metres deep. The capstone, which once covered the cist, now lies 0.7 metres NNW of the cist."
Nearby sites: SX64398625

Beardown Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Beardown Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 60330 78092
NMR record: SX 67 NW 101
HER record: 14690
Megalithic Portal: 42853
PMD: Lydford Tor
Alternate name: Lydford Tor E. Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Beardown
Butler map: 29.17
Butler Vol 5: p.197 & Fig.140
Grinsell: LYD 41a
Turner: E27
DPD: 109
Notes: Turner E27. Butler Lydford Tor E Vol. 5. Map 29.17 (diagram Vol 5. p.197). Grinsell LYDFORD 41a Beardown Tors (N of). "The cairn, 4.5 metres by 5.6 metres and 0.4 metres high has spread over the remains of a contiguous kerb 4.6 metres in diameter." ... "Three of the cist slabs lean inwards at the top, the fourth, east slab remains upright. The bottom of the cist contains several slabs. The coverstone is visible to the north west partially buried in the cairn." Lethbridge diagram p.107, photo top p.109.
Nearby sites: SX60337809

White Hill Cist

White Hill Cist

OS Map: SX 53717 84201
NMR record: SX 58 SW 9
HER record: 3216
Megalithic Portal: 45783
PMD: White Hill NE.
Alternate name: White Hill 10 Cist
Short Name: CT:WhiteHill
Butler map: 32.22.10
Butler Vol 5: p.217 & Fig.151
Grinsell: PET 11
DPD: 11
Notes: Butler Vol. 2. Map 32, 22.10 (Cairn 10 - diagram of cairn cemetery on White Hill on p.107, diagram Vol. 5. p.217). Grinsell PETER TAVY 11. Lethbridge photo p11.
Nearby sites: SX53728420

Nattor Down 5 Cist

OS Map: SX 54090 82860
NMR record: SX 58 SW 17
HER record: 3223
Megalithic Portal: 45784
PMD: Nattor Down 5
Short Name: CT:Nattor Dn 5
Butler map: 32.2.5
Butler Vol 5: p.65 & Fig.43
Grinsell: PET 14
DPD: 12
Notes: Butler Nattor Down 5 - Vol. 2. Map 32.2 (diagram Vol. 5. p.65). 127 Grinsell PETER TAVY 14. Lethbridge pp.11-12, photo and diagram p.12.
Nearby sites: SX54098286

Barn Hill Cist

OS Map: SX 53333 74575
NMR record: SX 57 SW 27
HER record: 14685
Megalithic Portal: 45785
PMD: Barn Hill
Alternate name: Barn Hill S. Cist
Short Name: CT:Barn Hill
Butler map: 44.10.3
Grinsell: WHI 3
DPD: 15
Notes: Butler Barn Hill S. - Vol. 3. Map 44.10.3. (diagram p.34). Grinsell WHITCHURCH 3.
Nearby sites: SX53337458

Langstone Moor 2 Cist

Langstone Moor 2 Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Stone Row & Settlements
OS Map: SX 55736 78120
NMR record: SX 57 NE 43
HER record: 4593
Megalithic Portal: 45786
PMD: Near Langstone Moor Stone circle
Short Name: CT:Langstone 2
Butler map: 30.10.2
Grinsell: PET 39
Notes: Butler Langstone Moor 2 - Vol. 2. Map 30.10. 129 Grinsell PETER TAVY 39. The cist is now housed in the Plymouth City Museum.
Nearby sites: SX55747812

Beardown Farm Cist

OS Map: SX 60400 75400
NMR record: SX 67 NW 86
HER record: 5974
Megalithic Portal: 45789
PMD: Beardown Farm
Short Name: CT:Beardown Fm
Grinsell: LYD 46
Notes: The site is believed to have been destroyed many years ago Bray 1879 (included in listing as 130 in Grinsell list). Grinsell LYDFORD 46. Area is covered in Butler Vol 2 Map 29. "The remains of a cist surrounded by a rough pavement was examined by Mr Bray in September 1832 'two or three minutes walk north east of Beardown House' (at SX 604 754). Three stones of a four foot long cist stood six inches above ground level. A small piece of coarse pottery was found inside."
Nearby sites: SX60407540

Hentor Cist

Hentor Cist

OS Map: SX 59252 65720
NMR record: SX 56 NE 158
HER record: 55317
Megalithic Portal: 45790
PMD: Hen Tor Warren 1
Alternate name: Hen Tor N.1 Cist
Short Name: CT:Hentor 1
Butler map: 49.22.1
DPD: 51
Notes: Butler Hen Tor 1 (Cairn 1) - Vol. 3. Map 49.22 (general plan of Hen Tor with diagram of cists pp.146-7). "A low earthen barrow or cairn with cist. The barrow is 4m by 3.5m and 0.6m high. The centrally placed cist is 1.2m by 0.75m. internally and 0.2m deep. Three side stones visible, with the cist aligned north-east/south-west, but no coverstone. The overall condition is fair". Lethbridge p.50-51 Shavercombe Cist F - diagram p.49.
Nearby sites: SX59266572

Whitehorse Hill Cist

Whitehorse Hill Cist

OS Map: SX 61735 85482
NMR record: SX 68 NW 115
HER record: 66367
Megalithic Portal: 29778
PMD: White Horse Hill
Short Name: CT:Whitehorse
DPD: 131
Notes: This cist was excavated in August 2011. It featured on an 1892 map by John Chudleigh in An Exploration of Dartmoor's Antiquities. It was re-discovered in 2001 and recently excavated. Carbon dating suggests it is Bronze Age in date. Dates for the top of the cist gives 2800-1890BC and for the bottom of the cist 3650-3100BC. Provisional carbon dates for artifacts suggest the remains are Bronze Age (1900-1500BC). Inside the cist an animal hide bag was found containing cremation remains including a number of artefacts including amber beads (amber would have been imported from overseas), wooden ear studs, a delicate bracelet studded with tin beads, a textile fragment with detailed leather fringing and a unique coiled bag. For further information see: Legendary Dartmoor and also DNPA: Update on Whitehorse Hill Cist excavation and Dartmoor tomb treasure horde uncovered by archaeologists. Not listed in Butler - relevant map of area is Vol. 2. Map 41. Lethbridge pp.131-132
Nearby sites: SX61748548

Stalldown (W) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Stalldown (W) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row
OS Map: SX 62833 62328
NMR record: SX 66 SW 75
HER record: 13234
Megalithic Portal: 45791
PMD: Stall Moor W.
Alternate name: Stalldown W.11 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Stalldown W
Butler map: 54.18.11
Grinsell: COR 11c
Turner: E30
DPD: 67
Notes: Turner E30. Butler Stalldown W. (Cairn 11) - Vol. 4. Map 54.18.11 (p.61-2 diagram p.62). Grinsell CORNWOOD 11c. "This small round cairn, diameter 5.7 to 6.4m, height 0.5m, is built of small boulders ... It contains a cist, the south side stone, 1.2m long, both end stones, 0.4m long ...On the south side of the cairn 3 large stones, 0.8m to 1.0m long and set on edge are the probable remains of a kerb". Lethbridge pp.65-67. diagram p.65 Cist 4, photo p.67.
Nearby sites: SX62836233

Sittaford Tor Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 63461 82650
NMR record: SX 68 SW 110
HER record: 21894
Megalithic Portal: 45792
PMD: Sittaford Tor
Alternate name: Sittaford Tor S. Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Sittaford
Butler map: 34.3
Butler Vol 5: p.183 & Fig.126
Turner: D25
DPD: 125
Notes: Turner D25. Butler Sittaford Tor S (Cairn 3) Vol. 2. Map 34.3 (p.112, also Butler Vol. 5. diagram p.183). "This mutilated kerbed cairn is situated on a peat-covered moorland slope below Sittaford Tor at 488m OD. It measures about 5m in diameter and comprises a probably (hidden) central cist set within twin concentric kerbs of granite slabs." Lethbridge photo bottom p.125.
Nearby sites: SX63468265

Foxtor Mires W. Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Foxtor Mires W. Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 60767 70481
NMR record: SX 67 SW 77
HER record: 12967
Megalithic Portal: 24008
PMD: Whiteworks
Short Name: CT:FoxtorMireW
Butler map: 64.6
Turner: E19
DPD: 97
Notes: Turner E19 (Fox Tor Newtake). Butler Foxtor Mires W. - Vol. 4. Map 64.6 (diagram p.222). Cairn with kerb circle, visible on N, E & W sides, with a central cist. "Seven large orthostats of the retaining circle remain in situ on the south and south-east side (see plan). The cist is entirely below ground level to a depth of 0.7m and measures 1.0m by 0.6m. The two endstones and two sidestones are visible; a stone which may be the coverstone lies on the ground to one side". Lethbridge diagram p.93, photos bottom p.97.
Nearby sites: SX60777048

Cator Common Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 67112 77513
NMR record: SX 67 NE 16
HER record: 5987
Megalithic Portal: 45793
PMD: Pizwell Bridge
Alternate name: Pizwell Bridge Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:CatorCommon
Butler map: 18.5
Butler Vol 5: p.171 & Fig.110
Grinsell: WID 2
Turner: E10
Notes: Turner E10. Butler Pizwell Bridge Vol. 1. Map 18.5 (diagram Vol 5. p.171). Grinsell WIDECOMBE 2. Possible central cist.
Nearby sites: SX67117751

Standon Hill Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 54739 81371
NMR record: SX 58 SW 54
HER record: 20155
Megalithic Portal: 45794
PMD: Standon Down
Alternate name: Standon Hill W. Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:StandonHill
Butler map: 32.17
Butler Vol 5: p.182 & Fig.124
Grinsell: PET 15
Turner: D15
Notes: Turner D15. Butler Standon Hill W - Vol. 2. Map 32.17 (diagram Vol. 5. p.182). Grinsell PETER TAVY 15. Doubtful cist. "A disturbed cairn measuring 5.2m N to S by 6.0m and standing a maximum of 0.3m high. Eight large upright slabs and boulders, up to 0.6m high, lie on the fringe of the mound to create a substantial retaining circle. There is no evidence to suggest the presence of a cist though is seems likely that the interior of the cairn has been used as a repository for cleared stone. A large number of relatively recent clearance cairns lie in the immediate area."
Nearby sites: SX54748137

Cullever Steps Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Cullever Steps Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 60787 91954
NMR record: SX 69 SW 22
HER record: 6867
Megalithic Portal: 17956
PMD: Cullever Steps
Short Name: CT:Cullever
Butler map: 40.14
Butler Vol 5: p.181 & Fig.123
Grinsell: BEL 2
Turner: D11
Notes: Turner D11. Butler Vol. 2. Map 40.14 (diagram Vol. 5. p.181). Grinsell BELSTONE 2. "A Bronze Age ring cairn situated below Belstone Tor within the valley of the East Okement River. The cairn survives as a 0.5 metre high bank surrounding a 4.1 metre diameter internal area. The bank around the southern and eastern side of the cairn is faced on both sides with edge set stones. A large flat stone lying on the south western part of the ring bank may represent a displaced cist coverstone. The overall dimensions of the cairn are 9.5 metres east to west by 8.5 metres north to south."
Nearby sites: SX60799195

Merrivale Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 55359 74745
NMR record: SX 57 SE 7
HER record: 4997
Megalithic Portal: 10503
PMD: Merrivale SW.
Alternate name: Merrivale 8 Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:MerrivaleSW
Butler map: 44.8.8
Grinsell: WAL 1
Turner: B2
Notes: Turner B2. Butler Merrivale Vol. 3. Map 44.8.8 (pp.30-1). Grinsell WALKHAMPTON 1. "The excavation of 1851 seems to have been thorough, completely destroying structural remains of both the cairn and the 'cist or inner circle',. There is now a circular turf covered area, 18.0m. in diameter, with random stones protruding through the surface. Off centre there is a hollow, 7.0m. by 4.0m. and 0.5m. deep."
Nearby sites: SX55367475

Great Nodden Cist

OS Map: SX 53880 87410
NMR record: SX 58 NW 5
HER record: 4625
Megalithic Portal: 45796
PMD: Great Nodden
Alternate name: Great Nodden 17 Cist
Short Name: CT:GreatNodden
Butler map: 43.7.17
Grinsell: BRI 7a
Barrow Report: 13 21
Notes: Butler Vol. 2. Map 43.7.17. Grinsell BRIDESTOW 7a. Butler: "recorded on the summit in 1891". This was excavated revealing a cist. No longer traceable.
Nearby sites: SX53888741

Ditsworthy Circle Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Ditsworthy Circle Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 58342 65727
NMR record: SX 56 NE 170
HER record: 42211
Megalithic Portal: 45797
PMD: Ditsworthy Circle
Short Name: CT:Ditsworthy
Butler map: 49.6
Grinsell: B:SHE 36
Notes: nb. Not listed by Turner - assigned as "Ring Setting" type cairn due to description in NMR. Butler Vol. 3. Map 49.6. Remains of a ring cairn with three hollows visible within the circle of stones. Two of these probably represent the sites of the two cists recorded by Breton who referred to this cairn as the 'Ditsworthy Circle'. Nothing can be seen of the cists today.
Nearby sites: SX58346573

Merrivale double row B (centre) Encircled Cairn and Cist

Merrivale double row B (centre) Encircled Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Merrivale Complex
OS Map: SX 55444 74779
NMR record: SX 57 SE 12
HER record: 14796
Megalithic Portal: 3389
PMD: Merrivale S row
Alternate name: Merrivale double row 2, centre Encircled Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:MerrivaleB
Butler map: 44.8.2
Grinsell: WAL 4
Turner: F20
DPD: 17
Notes: Turner F20 - Merrivale(N). Butler Merrivale double row 2, (centre) - Vol. 3. Map 44.8.1 (diagram p.27). Grinsell WALKHAMPTON 4. Lethbridge pp.16-18, diagram p.16.
Nearby sites: SX55447478

Royal Hill Summit Cist

Royal Hill Summit Cist

OS Map: SX 61295 72792
NMR record: SX 67 SW 191
HER record: 18391
Megalithic Portal: 45798
PMD: Royal Hill Summit
Short Name: CT:Royal Hill
Butler map: 65.5.7
Butler Vol 5: p.185 & Fig.128
DPD: 102
Notes: Butler Royal Hill Summit Vol. 4. Map 65.2 (diagram Vol. 5. p.185). "The cairn 7.4m E to W, and 6.5m N to S, and about 0.5m high. It is turf covered, but the tops of three stones of an inner retaining circle are exposed to a height of 0.3m. The largest is 1.1m long and 0.2m thick ... The cist, oriented E to W is largely infilled; internally it measures 0.8m by 0.6m, and is 0.2m deep. The coverstone is missing as is the stone at the E end. The others take the form of irregular boulders rather than slabs". Lethbridge diagram p.102 Cist(D), photo p.102.
Nearby sites: SX61307279

Aller Brook E Cist

OS Map: SX 67800 71680
NMR record: SX 67 SE 274
HER record: 20166
Megalithic Portal: 45799
PMD: Aller Brook E.
Alternate name: Aller Brook E. Cist
Short Name: CT:Aller Brk E
Butler map: 60.11
DPD: 90
Notes: Butler Vol. 4. Map 60.11 (diagram p.181). "only the four sides of the cist remain (1.0 x 0.5m), orientated WNW. Around it are two or three flat slabs of the retaining circle but the cover stone has gone as have all traces of the mound" (Butler p. 182). Lethbridge diagram and photo bottom left p.90
Nearby sites: SX67807168

Holne Ridge N. Cist

Holne Ridge N. Cist

OS Map: SX 66641 71138
NMR record: SX 67 SE 110
HER record: 12997
Megalithic Portal: 45800
PMD: Holne Ridge N.
Alternate name: Holne Ridge N.3 Cist
Short Name: CT:HolneRidg N
Butler map: 60.26.3
DPD: 91
Notes: Butler Cist 3 Vol. 4. Map 60.26 (diagram p.195). "A probable but unusual cist is on steep well drained, NW facing slope. It utilizes the south east side of a massive slab, 1.6m long, 0.4m thick and 0.7m high, with smaller slabs 0.6m to 0.9m long and 0.2m thick, which barely project above ground level". NW of of Holne Ridge stone row. Lethbridge p.90-91, diagram p.90, photo bottom p.91
Nearby sites: SX66647114

Swincombe Ford Newtake 1 Cist

OS Map: SX 63330 72988
NMR record: SX 67 SW 126
HER record: 54431
Megalithic Portal: 42665
PMD: Swincombe Ford Newtake
Short Name: CT:Swincombe 1
Butler map: 63.5.1
DPD: 99
Notes: Butler Vol. 4. Map 63.5 (diagram p.215). "A robbed cist within a cairn on a gently sloping NE-facing moorland hillside. A stoney cairn 6.0m N-S by 5.5m E-W and 0.3m high contains the cist, approximately 0.8m wide, 0.3m deep and of indeterminate length and orientation. The capstone, 1.4m by 1.3m largely obscures the cist, with only the ?NE end stone being visible." Lethbridge diagram p.99 photo top of p.99.
Nearby sites: SX63337299

Black Down W. Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 57398 91540
NMR record: SX 59 SE 81
HER record: 61332
Megalithic Portal: 45801
PMD: Black Down
Short Name: CT:BlackDown W
Butler map: 42.6
Butler Vol 5: p.58 & Fig.35
Notes: nb. Not listed by Turner - assigned as "Platform Circle" type cairn due to description in NMR. "A flat-topped cairn". Butler Black Down W. Vol. 2. Map 42.6 (diagram Vol 5. p.58). "cairn containing a cist situated on Black Down 1.6 kilometres east of Higher Bowden. The cairn is 6 metres in diameter and 0.7 metres in height. The cist is 0.9 metres long with 2 end stones in the original position. Remains of a kerb are visible around the north west edge of the mound". This author unable to find at SX 57409153 on 28/08/16. Butler lists as SX 5738 9153. The NMR gives yet another location SX 57469153
Nearby sites: SX57409154

Hemstone Rocks Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Hemstone Rocks Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 64852 83850
NMR record: SX 68 SW 26
HER record: 6729
Megalithic Portal: 45619
PMD: Hemstone Rocks
Alternate name: Hemstone Rocks N.2 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Hemstone
Butler map: 35.7.2
Grinsell: LYD 17a
Turner: D9
Notes: Turner D9. Butler Hemstone Rocks N. 1 - Vol. 2. Map 35.7. Central cist. Next to Turner Platform Circle E12. Grinsell Lydford 17a. There are 3 cairns in the vicinity and they are according to Newman [2013] impossible to match up with the old reports. These cairns were excavated by Baring-Gould in 1900. A flint flake was found in the cist. There is also a rectangular pit in this cairn which could be from the 1900 excavation. See also: MDV48854. DNP Site 8F
Nearby sites: SX64858385

Goldsmith's Cross E.1. Cist

OS Map: SX 61871 70395
NMR: No record found
HER record: 61775
Megalithic Portal: 45806
PMD: Fox Tor Mires E.
Alternate name: Goldsmith's Cross E.1 Cist
Short Name: CT:GoldsmithE1
Butler map: 64.5.1
Notes: Butler Goldsmith's Cross E. 1. Vol. 4. Map 64.5 (Cairn 1 - diagram p.221). There is no NMR for this site. There is an HER entry MDV61775 which matches precisely with the OS reference given by Butler. Butler describes: "The mound 0.1m high at best surrounds a slightly wedge-shaped cist of which only the sides, one composed of two stones, and an end are visible. The missing slab is probably buried in place".
Nearby sites: SX61877040

Stonetor Brookhead E. Cist

OS Map: SX 65270 85630
NMR record: SX 68 NE 75
HER record: 13023
Megalithic Portal: 45807
PMD: Stonetor Brook Head
Alternate name: Stonetor Brookhead E.2 Cist
Short Name: CT:Stonetor E
Butler map: 37.2.2
Butler Vol 5: p.201 & Fig.144
DPD: 133
Notes: Butler Vol. 2. Map 37.2 (diagram Vol 5 p.201). "A mutilated cist situated amongst peat cuttings on the moderate W slope of shovel Down. Only the N endstone, 0.6m long, remains in situ on the edge of a hollow 1.1m N-S by 0.9m and 0.2m deep. An irregular slab 0.15m thick, probably the disturbed coverstone, lies propped up on the endstone. There is no trace of a covering cairn". Lethbridge diagram p.133 and photo top p.133.
Nearby sites: SX65278563

Homerton Hill N. Cist

OS Map: SX 56135 90652
NMR record: SX 59 SE 53
HER record: 12884
Megalithic Portal: 45808
PMD: Homerton Hill
Short Name: CT:Homerton N
Butler map: 43.15
Butler Vol 5: p.177 & Fig.119
DPD: 157
Notes: Butler Homerton Hill N. Vol. 2. Map 43.15 (diagram Vol. 5. p.177). "A small, disturbed cairn containing three edge set stones of a cist ... The turf covered cairn measures 3.5 x 3.1m and 0.3m max. height. The top and north side of the mound has been disturbed exposing the three in situ cist stones. The cist measures 0.8 x 0.6m and 0.3mdeep. It is now open to the north. A large stone lying flush with the ground lies immediately north east of the cairn and probably represents the missing endstone or the coverstone". Lethbridge diagram p.156 and photos p157.
Nearby sites: SX56149065

Hickley Ridge W Cist

OS Map: SX 66590 62030
NMR record: SX 66 SE 182
HER record: 13283
Megalithic Portal: 45809
PMD: Hickley Ridge W.
Alternate name: Hickley Ridge 3 Cist
Short Name: CT:HickleyW
Butler map: 56.14.4
Butler Vol 5: p.176 & Fig.118
DPD: 84
Notes: Butler Hickley Ridge 3 56.14.4 diagram Vol 5 p.176. "Cairn and cist on the East side of Brent Fore Hill. The cairn is 6.0m in diameter, merging into the slope of the hill and being about 0.5m high on the downslope side, which has a retaining kerb. There is a central cist of which two parallel slabs remain set on edge at the NW and SE sides. An upright stone 0.9m high is offset from the cist on the NW side." Lethbridge p.84 diagram and photo top left.
Nearby sites: SX66596203

Hickley Ridge Central Cist

Hickley Ridge Central Cist

OS Map: SX 67224 62250
NMR: No record found
HER record: 61772
Megalithic Portal: 45810
PMD: Hickley Ridge Central
Alternate name: Hickley Ridge 2 Cist
Short Name: CT:HickleyCe
Butler map: 56.14.3
Butler Vol 5: p.175 & Fig.117
DPD: 84
Notes: Butler Hickley Ridge Cairn and Cist 2. 56.14.3 diagram Vol 5 p.175. "Two slabs, possibly of a cist, embedded in low mound south of the leat on Hickley Ridge." Lethbridge diagram p.84, photo bottom left.
Nearby sites: SX67226225

Hickley Ridge E Cist

Hickley Ridge E Cist

OS Map: SX 67402 62381
NMR: No record found
HER record: 61773
Megalithic Portal: 45811
PMD: Hickley Ridge E.
Alternate name: Hickley Ridge 1 Cist
Short Name: CT:HickleyE
Butler map: 56.14.2
Butler Vol 5: p.175 & Fig.116
DPD: 84
Notes: Butler Hickley Ridge Cist 1. 56.14.3 diagram Vol 5 p.175. "One side and one end slab of cist on Hickley Ridge, with other fallen stones in the mound. One of three badly damaged cists aligned south-west to north-east across Hickley Ridge, recognised by Butler in 1995." Lethbridge diagram and photo on right of p.84.
Nearby sites: SX67406238

Giant's Hill E Cist

Giant's Hill E Cist

OS Map: SX 59587 66717
NMR: No record found
HER record: 70333
Megalithic Portal: 45812
Short Name: CT:GiantsHillE
DPD: 48
Notes: "A little further to the east on giant's hill another cist was photographed in 2004. A large flat stone c0.9m x c0.9m partly covered by vegetation is the capstone of a small square cist c0.56m x 0.56m. One of the side stones is missing. (lethbridge)." Lethbridge p.48 Giant's Hill unscheduled Cist diagram p.47.
Nearby sites: SX59596672

Giant's Hill W Cist

Giant's Hill W Cist

OS Map: SX 59444 66753
NMR record: SX 56 NE 302
HER record: 55396
Megalithic Portal: 45813
PMD: Giants Hill
Short Name: CT:GiantsHillW
DPD: 48
Notes: "The cist is situated at the wsw end of the cairn, is 1.4m by 0.7m by 0.3m deep and is orientated ne-sw". Lethbridge p.48 Giant's Hill scheduled Cist diagram p.47.
Nearby sites: SX59446675

Assycombe Hill Encircled Cairn and Cist

Assycombe Hill Encircled Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Assycombe Double Stone Row
OS Map: SX 66102 82650
NMR record: SX 68 SE 4
HER record: 6538
Megalithic Portal: 45814
PMD: Assycombe Stone Row
Alternate name: Assycombe Hill Stone Row Encircled Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Assycombe
Butler map: 35.19
Butler Vol 5: p.232 & Fig.164
Grinsell: LYD 26
Turner: F16
DPD: 135
Notes: The cairn at the E end is in line with the N of the two rows. It measures 8.4m in diameter and is 0.6m high. It contains a large quantity of stone; two stones in the centre, set at right angles to each other around a hollow, suggest the remains of a cist.
Nearby sites: SX66108265

Roundhill SW (S) Cist

Roundhill SW (S) Cist

OS Map: SX 60910 74139
NMR record: SX 67 SW 15
HER record: 6249
Megalithic Portal: 45680
PMD: Roundhill SW 1
Alternate name: Round Hill S.3 Cist
Short Name: CT:RoundhillS3
Butler map: 65.1.6
Grinsell: LYD 75
DPD: 106
Barrow Report: 31 44
Notes: Southern of a pair of cists. Dixon #34. Bar Rep. 31. Butler Round Hill S. 2. (Cairn 5) - Vol. 4. Map 65.1 (p.227-9 general plan of diagram of Round Hill cairns p.228). Grinsell LYDFORD 76. "Small turf-covered cairn with an open cist in the centre. Diameter of cairn 4.0m. Height 0.5m. The cist is practically buried under the turf now. Internal dimensions 0.85m x 0.5m. The capstone is 1.1m x 0.8m rests on the north side of the cairn. Condition of cairn and cist - fairly good. Orientation of the long axis of the cist is WNW-ESE." Lethbridge diagram p.103, photo top p.106.
Nearby sites: SX60917414

Maiden Hill Cist

OS Map: SX 58831 79380
NMR record: SX 57 NE 44
HER record: 4216
Megalithic Portal: 45815
PMD: Maiden Hill
Alternate name: Conies Down Summit Cist
Short Name: CT:MaidenHill
Butler map: 30.11
Butler Vol 5: p.158 & Fig.28
Grinsell: LYD 32
DPD: 108
Notes: Grinsell LYDFORD 32. Butler Vol 2 30.11 p. 77. Maybe natural rather than a cist, see very useful notes on Megalithic Portal. Butler says "a large turf-covered cairn which has been dug into from its southern edge. No stones are visible in the saucer-shape depression in the centre but a setting of three slabs near the northern edge may be the sides of a cist which contained a secondary burial inserted at a later date into the side of the mound". Lethbridge diagram p.107, photo p.108.
Nearby sites: SX58837938

Crockern Tor Cist

OS Map: SX 61406 76044
NMR record: SX 67 NW 151
HER record: 57569
Megalithic Portal: 45816
PMD: Crockern Tor
Alternate name: Crockern Tor N.W. Cist
Short Name: CT:CrockernTor
Butler Vol 5: p.32 & Fig.11
DPD: 110
Notes: "Remains of a small cairn with cist on a moderate W slope in open grassland at SX 61407604 overlooking the West Dart in Crockern Newtake. It has been robbed heavily, leaving only one cist slab and fragments of the cairn material. The slab is restangular in side view and in section, firmly embedded on edge, measuring 1.2m long 0.48m high and 0.15m thick. It is aligned NW to SE." Butler Vol 5 p. 32. Lethbridge diagram and photo p.110.
Nearby sites: SX61417604

Penn Beacon 1 Cairn Circle & Cist

Penn Beacon 1 Cairn Circle & Cist

OS Map: SX 59532 62482
NMR record: SX 56 SE 62
HER record: 12909
PMD: Penn Beacon 1
Alternate name: Penn Beacon 1 stone row Cairn Circle & Cist
Short Name: CT:Penn Beac2
Butler map: 52.14.1
Grinsell: COR 3
DPD: 61
Notes: A cairn on the lower slope of Penn Beacon, close to stone row (sx56se/2). Opened in 1872 by Spence Bate and Oliver: a fine cist was found, a stone implement and many pot fragments, one quite substantial. The cairn stands at the north end of a double stone row which extends for 7.0m. The cist is not visible. See also: Bate's 1872 Report
Nearby sites: SX59536248

Giant's Basin (near) Cist

OS Map: SX 59180 66940
NMR record: SX 56 NE 44
HER record: 3373
Megalithic Portal: 18464
PMD: Giants Basin Foot
Alternate name: Drizzlecombe 6 Cist
Short Name: CT:GiantsBasin
Butler map: 49.19.6
Grinsell: SHE 33d
Barrow Report: 12
Notes: "The structure comprises a flat slab measuring 1.2m by 0.76m which rests at a slight angle on three upright slabs. These slabs, up to 0.4m high, form a 'z' shape on plan in what appears to be a slight hollow. This feature has been classified by some authorities as a cist although others reject this interpretation for either positional or structural reasons. The historical and archaeological tradition for the existence of a cist here is by no means certain. Known cists in the locality have invariably had their coverstones removed and are open. It is a scheduled ancient monument."
Nearby sites: SX59186694

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