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Cist 165m east of Tredinneck Farm

List Entry Summary

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Cist 165m east of Tredinneck Farm

List entry Number: 1004357

Location

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County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Madron

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 13-Jun-1968

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: RSM - OCN

UID: CO 664

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

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Reasons for Designation

Cists are small rectangular stone structures used for burial purposes and date to the Bronze Age. They are made up of regular stone slabs forming a box-like structure sometimes topped by a larger coverstone. Although usually associated with cairns, ring cairns, cairnfields, barrows and barrow cemeteries, particularly on Dartmoor, for example such short cists form a separate group in their own right. Their longevity, having been in use for a millennium or so, provides insight into the range of ceremonial and ritual practices of the contemporary communities. The cist 165m east of Tredinneck Farm survives well and will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to its construction, longevity, funerary and ritual practices and overall landscape context.

History

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Details

The monument includes a cist, situated close to the summit of a ridge forming the watershed between the Trevaylor Stream and an unnamed river leading to Newlyn. The cist survives as a buried stone-built rectangular structure measuring approximately 1.4m long by 0.7m wide. It is defined by parallel stone slabs, which protrude slightly above the ground surface and are aligned NNW to SSE. The cist was first recorded as a 'Kistvaen' on the 1908 Ordnance Survey map and described by Beckerlegge in 1944 and the Ordnance Survey in 1960.

Sources: HER:- PastScape Monument No:-424438

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National Grid Reference: SW4464534772

Map

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