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HER Number:MDV20787
Name:Cairn south-east of Hameldown Cross

Summary

Prehistoric ring cairn or barrow to the south-east of Hameldown Cross

Location

Grid Reference:SX 705 800
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/105

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RING CAIRN (Early Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 2200 BC to 401 BC (Between))

Full description

Griffith, F. M., 1983, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV346257.

A very low ring barrow visible where vegetation has been burnt off. Apparently undisturbed. Two possible internal features: one a central rise and one mound lying against the inside of the ring on the south-east side. Construction uncertain: no stone visible.


Griffith, F. M., 1983, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV346258.

Site surveyed. Diameter 22-24 metres: average thickness of ring 3 metres. Estimated height circa 0.3 metres.


Griffith, F. M. + Bovey + Srevens, 1983, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV346259.

Survey drawing at 1:100.


1983, Untitled Source (Photograph). SDV346260.


Griffith, F. M., 1984, Archaeological Investigations at Colliford Reservoir, Bodmin Moor 1977-78, 82 (Article in Serial). SDV346263.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX78SW (Cartographic). SDV346261.

Not visible on 1946 aerial photographs.


Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 37, 68 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

A46. Infilled ring cairn. Stone ring 14 metres diameter internally with bank 2.5 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. Infilled to 0.25 metres below bank top.


Greeves, T. A. P., 1996, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV346262.

Site visited on 14th July 1996. Barrow at SX70528004 to the south-east of Hameldown Cross. Approximately 21 metres external diameter by a maximum of 0.5 metres high. Well preserved platform barrow with raised ring bank defining its outer edge. Has a small hollow in its centre and is covered in heather.


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

Cairns south-east of Hameldown Cross were considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 76.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume. 37, 68.
  • Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
  • Personal Comment: Griffith, F. M.. 1983.
  • Report - Survey: Griffith, F. M. + Bovey + Srevens. 1983. Plan.
  • Personal Comment: Griffith, F. M.. 1983.
  • Photograph: 1983. Slide.
  • Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1996. Worksheet.
  • Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX78SW. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
  • Article in Serial: Griffith, F. M.. 1984. Archaeological Investigations at Colliford Reservoir, Bodmin Moor 1977-78. Cornish Archaeology. 23. Unknown. 82.

Associated Monuments

MDV58858Related to: Barrow north-west of Broad Barrow on Hamel Down (Monument)
MDV20786Related to: Barrow south-east of Hameldown Cross (Monument)
MDV58860Related to: Cairn south-east of Hameldown Cross (Monument)
MDV8741Related to: Hamel Down Cross, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 18 2013 10:17AM