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HER Number:MDV30630
Name:Cairn on Buckland Common

Summary

A round cairn 160 metres north-north-west of Buckland Beacon. A flattened round cairn is set close by the west side of the newtake wall that defines the ridge between Buckland and Welstor Commons. Condition is declining erosion caused by footpath.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 735 732
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of a Bronze Age parallel reave system on Buckland Common, extending over Buckland Beacon and including prehistoric hut circle settlements, enclosures and cairns, medieval field systems and pillow mounds and a later field system to east

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/252
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Belsey, P. M., 1983 - 1987, Buckland-In-The-Moor Parish Checklist (Un-published). SDV345904.

25/1/1985 Circular area of stone debris 18.2 metres in diameter is situated on the ridge of Buckland Common above the 380 metre contour, forms a low mound about 20 centimetres high and is slighted by the Ashburton/Buckland parish boundary. There is one large stone 1.5 metres by 0.6 metres high just west of centre. The profile of a low mound is visible under the wall and can be seen on the other side.


Turner, J. R., 1985-1986, Survey Report (Report - Survey). SDV314794.

29/6/1985 Robbed cairn. Stone ring is 13 metres inside diameter bank 1.80 metres wide and 50 centimetres high, much of the bank on the eastern side has been destroyed. The central area has been disturbed, modern stone wall running north to south through the eastern section of the stone ring.


Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 66/A13 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 55, figure 18 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

A round cairn 160 metres north-north-west of Buckland Beacon. A flattened round cairn is set close by the west side of the newtake wall that defines the ridge between Buckland and Welstor Commons. Condition is declining erosion caused by footpath. SX73570 73240.
Map object based on this source.

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. 66/A13.
  • Report - Survey: Turner, J. R.. 1985-1986. Survey Report. Unknown.
  • Un-published: Belsey, P. M.. 1983 - 1987. Buckland-In-The-Moor Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
  • Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 55, figure 18.

Associated Monuments

MDV25202Related to: Wall running across Buckland Common, Buckland in the Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:May 31 2016 12:37PM