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HER Number:MDV13191
Name:Cairn 80 metres north-east of Puper's Rock

Summary

Cairn lying between Puper’s Rock and Inner Pupers. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 673 674
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWest Buckfastleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork of Bronze Age cairn lying between Puper’s Rock and Inner Pupers, Buckfastleigh Moor

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/113
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Robinson, R., 1979, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV144128.

A barrow lying between Puper’s Rock and Inner Pupers. A low circular mound lying on fairly level ground in an area of turf and heather, visible due to the difference in heather growth on the mound. The mound is flat topped, measuring 0.5 meters high and 4.5 meters in diameter north-south, but only 3.0 meters east-west. There is a well-defined kerbstone concealed by heather and probing of the mound shows it to have been stone built. At the centre a cavity extends downwards beside a flat slab of stone set on edge around 0.6 meters long, lying east-west, which may represent the remains of a cist.


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

Not recorded.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1979. Worksheet. Worksheet.
  • 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. [Mapped feature: #80804 ]
  • Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV5219Related to: Cairn at Puper's Rock, Buckfastleigh Moor (Monument)
MDV13205Related to: Inner Pupers Cairn, Buckfastleigh Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 5 2013 12:31PM