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HER Number:MDV112862
Name:Possible cairns on Lakehead Hill

Summary

Group of three small cairns described by Baring-Gould in the early 20th century. Likely to have been destroyed by forestry activity, these features have not been located in recent years.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 647 774
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Pastscape: 442793

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Baring Gould, S., 1901, Seventh Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, 137 (Article in Serial). SDV249499.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 150 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Approximately SX 64777740 The site of three small ruined cairns "near the large cairn on Lakehead Hill". Two were banks but the small cairn 135 feet east of the large cairn had a pit in the "calm" diameter 17 ins and depth 8 ins, containing wood charcoal.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on Royal Air Force 1951 aerial photograph.


Newman, P., 1993, Site visit (Report - Survey). SDV358806.

There is no ground evidence to suggest the survival of the cairns recorded by Baring-Gould which have been either destroyed or overwhelmed by forestry activity.


Gerrard, S., 2000-2002, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report, (-/-/2002) (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

Considered under Monument Protection Programme but could not be found. Not recommended for scheduling. Probably destroyed by forestry.


National Monument Record, 2015, Pastscape (Website). SDV357603.

The recorded cairns cannot now (1980s) be identified and if not entirely destroyed during Baring Gould's investigations are unlikely to have survived subsequent afforestation. (Pastscape citing Ordnance Survey (Quinnell, N.), 1980).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 2000-2002. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown. (-/-/2002).
  • Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1901. Seventh Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 33. Digital. 137.
  • Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
  • Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 150.
  • Website: National Monument Record. 2015. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.
  • Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 1993. Site visit. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV5875Related to: Cairn with cist on the east facing slope of Lakehead Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 24 2015 11:42AM