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HER Number:MDV3439
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Walkhampton

Summary

Walkhampton common, between downs tor and combshead tor. A barrow with retaining circle lies at west end of row. The stones for some distance from the barrow are far larger than usual, decreasing in size with distance from the barrow. The largest stone is next to the retaining circle (worth).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 586 692
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/177/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 382
  • Old SAM Ref: 24084

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Unknown, Unknown (Migrated Record). SDV331.

Vis=25/5/1993 (gerrard) encircled cairn 4m w of the w end of a stone alignment. Mound measures 8m in diam and 0.7m high and is surrounded by a kerb which includes 24 orthostats standing between 0.3 and 1m high, forming a ring with a diameter of 11.5m. A central hollow , measuring 2m by 1.6m by 0.8m deep suggests partial early excavation or robbing. Breton suggested that this hollow represents the site of a cist, but there is no evidence to support his hypothesis (mpp).


WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

Walkhampton common, between downs tor and combshead tor. A barrow with retaining circle lies at west end of row. The stones for some distance from the barrow are far larger than usual, decreasing in size with distance from the barrow. The largest stone is next to the retaining circle (worth).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=6/9/1972 (grinsell) cairn, hollow towards centre, within retaining circle 12.5m in diameter. Breton stated that it formerly enclosed a large cist. Stone row proceeds to ene downhill and then uphill aligned with but stopping well short of cairn. Site restored in 1894. Diameter 10.0m, height 0.7m.(grinsell).


Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV250538.

Vis=unknown (ancient monuments) hollow centred cairn. Diameter 45 feet, height 3.5 - 4 feet.


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250540.

Not visible 1946 raf verticals (rchm app 1985).


NMR, CITING OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV250542.

Vis=4/4/1979 (os) cairn circle of 26 uprights + possibly 2 more stones now recumbent. Internal diam 11.5m. Within the circle is a cairn of 8.5m diam, 0.6m high, with small central depression which may be a cist (nmr, citing os).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250544.

Worth, r. H. /tda/72(1940)198 pl.11/the dartmoor menhirs.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250545.

Osa=sx56ne29/plan, photograph.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250546.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)175/walkhampton 31.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250547.

Brent, f.(1883) prehistoric remains on dartmoor. J. Brit. Archaeol. Assoc.39, p.218.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250548.

Worth, r. H.(1892)tda 24.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250549.

Burnard, r.(1894) dartmoor pictorial records. Iv. Plymouth.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250550.

Falcon, t. A.(1900). Dartmoor illustrated. P.61.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250551.

Breton, h. H.(1914). Beautiful dartmoor. I. Sheepstor and its border lands. P.46.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250552.

Breton, h. H (1932) the forest of dartmoor. Ii. Plymouth. P.53.


Turner, J. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37204.

Encircled cairn. Ring of orthostats, 11.5m diam, around cairn 8m diam and 0.6m high. The cairn was not centrally aligned on the stone row and has been poorly reconstructed (turner).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250554.

Des=mpp/130921.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250553.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)54 78/f6.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record:
  • Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
  • Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
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  • Report - Survey: NMR, CITING OS.
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  • Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..
  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record: Unknown. Unknown. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
  • Migrated Record: WORTH.

Associated Monuments

MDV3502Related to: Down Tor Stone Row (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2015 3:51PM