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HER Number:MDV21296
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Okehampton Hamlets

Summary

Vis=4/9/1983 (greeves) unusual cairn of two semicircular rings east of highest rocks of high willhayes. Inner ring has upright retaining slabs, outer one a low ring bank (worksheet). Vis=10/2/1994 (gerrard) tor cairn on the summit of high willhays. Cairn includes 2 semi circular banks attached to the e face of a large rock outcrop. Outer ring bank survives as an 18m long, 2m wide curving earthwork standing up to 0.8m high on the outer edge and 0.2m high on the side facing the tor. The central length of the inner ring is visible as a 1.4m wide and 0.7m high double faced orthostat wall, which survives elsewhere as a buried feature denoted by a 0.5m high lynchet. The area enclosed by the ring banks measures 13.5m ns by 5.5m e w (mpp).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 580 892
Map Sheet:SX58NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NE/43
  • Old SAM Ref: 24158

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Unknown, Unknown (Migrated Record). SDV331.

Vis=4/9/1983 (greeves) unusual cairn of two semicircular rings east of highest rocks of high willhayes. Inner ring has upright retaining slabs, outer one a low ring bank (worksheet). Vis=10/2/1994 (gerrard) tor cairn on the summit of high willhays. Cairn includes 2 semi circular banks attached to the e face of a large rock outcrop. Outer ring bank survives as an 18m long, 2m wide curving earthwork standing up to 0.8m high on the outer edge and 0.2m high on the side facing the tor. The central length of the inner ring is visible as a 1.4m wide and 0.7m high double faced orthostat wall, which survives elsewhere as a buried feature denoted by a 0.5m high lynchet. The area enclosed by the ring banks measures 13.5m ns by 5.5m e w (mpp).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247848.

Des=worksheet(greeves,1983).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247849.

Des=mpp/133300.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record: Unknown. Unknown. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM