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HER Number:MDV14794
Name:Small cairn at south-west end of the double stone row north-west of Sharpitor.

Summary

Small disturbed cairn at the south-western end of the double stone row north-west of Sharpitor. Diameter up to 5 metres and height 0.3 - 0.4 metres.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 556 706
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 SE 49
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/27/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 830
  • Old SAM Ref: 22283
  • Pastscape: 440167

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1946, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1, 296 (Article in Serial). SDV251172.

There is a small cairn at the western end of the double stone row.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 4442 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.

Visible on aerial photograph.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX57SE49 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV272418.

To the west of the row is a small cairn, measuring 3.5 metres in diameter and 0.2 metres high. Appears to have been recently disturbed on the east side where the stones have been pulled loose, and an attempt at replacement (26/8/1950).


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 174 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(7/9/1972) Cairn from which double stone row extends in an east-north-easterly direction. Diameter 4 metres and height 0.2 metres.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX57SE118 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV272541.

The cairn is turf-covered and in poor condition it measures 3.8 metres by 3.6 metres in diameter and is 0.3 metres high.


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

Visible on aerial photographs and recorded on map overlay.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 1992 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Cairn measures 7.4 metres in diameter, 0.4 metres high. There is a hollow in the eastern side, 2.2 metres by 0.9 metres by 0.1 metres deep, is probably the result of partial excavation or robbing.


Turton, S. D., 1993, Archaeological Assessment of SWW Dousland to Rundlestone Water Main, 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV249910.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, Map 45.7, page 45 (Monograph). SDV137656.

The cairn (measuring 4.5 metres in diameter by 0.3 metres high) has lost its retaining circle and has been dug into in the centre.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

'Cairn' is depicted on the modern mapping.


Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England, Accessed 16/08/2016 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

This monument includes two roughly parallel stone alignments and a round cairn situated on a gently sloping hillside overlooking the valley of the River Walkham. The round cairn stands at the south-western end of two rows of stones, one row arranged in pairs (a double stone alignment), and the other row comprising single stones.
The cairn mound measures 7.4m in diameter and stands up to 0.4m high. A hollow in the eastern side of the mound is probably the result of partial excavation or robbing.
Despite evidence for partial excavation of the cairn and limited robbing of the stone alignments, the two stone alignments and round cairn 390m NNW of Sharpitor survive comparatively well and form an important constituent part of a diverse group of monuments including contemporary settlements, field systems, ritual and other funerary sites.


National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, Accessed 16/08/2016 (Website). SDV359354.

The cairn and stone row are as described although more stones are hidden by thick moorland turf. The heavily disturbed cairn is up to 5 metres across and 0.3 to 0.4 metres high. Footpaths criss cross the area. Surveyed at 1:2500 scale (citing Fletcher, M. J., English Heritage Field Investigation, 15/05/2007).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. Map 45.7, page 45.
  • Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D.. 1993. Archaeological Assessment of SWW Dousland to Rundlestone Water Main. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.06. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.
  • Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1946. The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 78. A5 Hardback. 296.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57SE49. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX57SE118. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 174.
  • Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 1992.
  • Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4442.
  • 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.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #81347 ]
  • National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. Accessed 16/08/2016.
  • Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed 16/08/2016.

Associated Monuments

MDV3762Related to: Double stone row 350 meters north-west of Sharpitor (Monument)
MDV28232Related to: Goatstone Pool, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV3769Related to: Round cairn 380 metres north-north-west of Sharpitor summit, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV3761Related to: Single stone row 350 meters north-west of Sharpitor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 16 2016 12:18PM