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HER Number:MDV13165
Name:RING CAIRN in the Parish of Harford

Summary

Weatherdon hill (4): diameter approx.5.6m ht. Approx 0.15m. Alt. C.335-340m. Vis=-/7/1976 (hankin) on 24th june 1976 mr. L. V. Grinsell noted a small cairn-circle or ring-cairn a short distance south of cairn 2 on weatherdon hill. Vis=this would appear to refer to a small mound about 90m south of the cairn on the southern slope of the hill. It is a hollow-centred, grassy ring, with a group of small stones in the western segment. Vis=this part of the moor has been subjected to much disturbance through the centuries and there are many mounds and small excavations in what is naturally a rock-strewn neighbourhood; the identity of the site must remain in some doubt. Vis=mr. Grinsell's ngr places his cairn about 20m s. Of the large cairn 2. At this short distance from the cairn on its south side there are two hollows which are evidently small excavations, probably for stone, of indeterminate date, but nothing that resembles a cairn or ring-cairn. Vis=not very clearly visible on 1976 nmr ap (rchm app 1985). Vis=ring cairn, internal diam 4.5m with bank 0.5m wide and 0.2m high. Turner suggests a link between the construction of this small ring cairn and the large cairn, sx65ne-221, just to its n (turner).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 651 588
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/246

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RING CAIRN (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV145263.

Grinsell, l. V.24/6/76. Harford cairn no.14a. Das(1978) "dartmoor barrows".


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV145264.

Des=worksheet.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV145265.

Aph=nmr sx6558/3/245-246(22/4/1976).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV145266.

Osa=sx65ne63.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV145267.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)38 67/ring cairns, stone circles and related monuments on dartmoor/a28.


Turner, J. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37204.

Weatherdon hill (4): diameter approx.5.6m ht. Approx 0.15m. Alt. C.335-340m. Vis=-/7/1976 (hankin) on 24th june 1976 mr. L. V. Grinsell noted a small cairn-circle or ring-cairn a short distance south of cairn 2 on weatherdon hill. Vis=this would appear to refer to a small mound about 90m south of the cairn on the southern slope of the hill. It is a hollow-centred, grassy ring, with a group of small stones in the western segment. Vis=this part of the moor has been subjected to much disturbance through the centuries and there are many mounds and small excavations in what is naturally a rock-strewn neighbourhood; the identity of the site must remain in some doubt. Vis=mr. Grinsell's ngr places his cairn about 20m s. Of the large cairn 2. At this short distance from the cairn on its south side there are two hollows which are evidently small excavations, probably for stone, of indeterminate date, but nothing that resembles a cairn or ring-cairn. Vis=not very clearly visible on 1976 nmr ap (rchm app 1985). Vis=ring cairn, internal diam 4.5m with bank 0.5m wide and 0.2m high. Turner suggests a link between the construction of this small ring cairn and the large cairn, sx65ne-221, just to its n (turner).

Sources / Further Reading

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  • Aerial Photograph:
  • Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..
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Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2015 2:42PM