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HER Number:MDV3759
Name:Small Cairn near Standing Stone, Merrivale

Summary

The remains of a cairn located east of the standing stone, Merrivale. Within the guardianship area managed by Dartmoor National Park Authority.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 553 745
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/24
  • Old SAM County Ref: 334
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 12/01/1996
  • Old SAM Ref: 24194

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 15/09/2004, Scheduled Monument Consent Letter (Correspondence). SDV319872.

Scheduled Monument Consent granted for works concerning a five year programme of management works including erosion repairs.


Worth, R. N., 1893, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor, Part 2, 541 (Article in Serial). SDV231164.


Baring Gould, S., 1895, Second Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, 86 (Article in Serial). SDV271711.


Rowe, S., 1896, Perambulation of the Forest of Dartmoor, 208 (Monograph). SDV249697.


Ordnance Survey, 1906, 106NE (Cartographic). SDV249909.

Merrivale. The remains of a barrow lie between two menhirs near stone circle.


Burnard, R., 1911, Address of the President, 52 (Article in Serial). SDV231227.


Worth, R. H., 1930, Proceedings at the Annual Meeting, 33-34 (Article in Serial). SDV231168.


Worth, R. H., 1940, The Dartmoor Menhirs, 196-197 (Article in Serial). SDV231163.

Other details: Plate 8, Fig 2.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 173 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visit 15th October 1975. Cairn, hollow towards centre between standing stone (west) and recumbent stone (east). Diameter 2.7 metres, height 0.2 metres.


NMR, 1979, SF1510/174 (Aerial Photograph). SDV271705.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX57SE9 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV231218.

Cairn. Now turf-covered with central excavation pit. Diameter measures 2.4 metres, 0.1 metres in height.


The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Unit, 1985, The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV340940.

Visible and recorded.


Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 79, F19 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Encircled cairn with a ring of orthostats around cairn, measuring 5.5 metres in diameter, 2.5 metres diameter (?) and 0.2 metres high, lying between two standing stones, one to the east is recumbent.


Gerrard, S., 1994, MPP/133477 (Report - Survey). SDV271698.

Round cairn located at SX55357458, surviving as a 3.2 metre (diameter) mound standing up to 0.2 metres high. A central hollow, 1.0 metre by 0.8 metre by 0.2 metres deep, may represent the site of a partial early excavation or robbing. Two edge set stones protruding through the turf to the north and south of the cairn may be the remains of a circle described by Rowe. When complete this encircling kerb would have had a diameter of approximately 6.0 metres.


Probert, S. A. J., 2000, The Merrivale Guardianship Area, Walkhampton, Devon (Report - Survey). SDV344969.

Small cairn, 3.0 meters in diameter, 0.3 meters high with a central excavation hollow measuring 1.0 meter wide and 0.4 meters deep stands 8.0 meters east of the standing stone.


Dartmoor National Park + English Heritage, 2004, Merrivale: An Archaeological Landscape (Leaflet). SDV320201.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

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. 79, F19.
  • Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1940. The Dartmoor Menhirs. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 72. 196-197.
  • Article in Serial: Worth, R. N.. 1893. The Stone Rows of Dartmoor, Part 2. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 25. Unknown. 541.
  • Article in Serial: Burnard, R.. 1911. Address of the President. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 43. A5 Hardback. 52.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX57SE9. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1930. Proceedings at the Annual Meeting. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 62. 33-34.
  • Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 173.
  • Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1994. MPP/133477. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset..
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 106NE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
  • Correspondence: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 15/09/2004. Scheduled Monument Consent Letter. Scheduled Monument Consent Granted.
  • Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1895. Second Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 27. Unknown. 86.
  • Monograph: Rowe, S.. 1896. Perambulation of the Forest of Dartmoor. Perambulation of the Forest of Dartmoor. Unknown. 208.
  • Aerial Photograph: NMR. 1979. SF1510/174.
  • Leaflet: Dartmoor National Park + English Heritage. 2004. Merrivale: An Archaeological Landscape. A5 Stapled.
  • Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2000. The Merrivale Guardianship Area, Walkhampton, Devon. English Heritage. 1247982. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
  • Interpretation: The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Unit. 1985. The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project. The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project. Map (Paper).

Associated Monuments

MDV53396Parent of: Fallen standing stone, Merrivale (Monument)
MDV53396Related to: Fallen standing stone, Merrivale (Monument)
MDV53396Parent of: Fallen standing stone, Merrivale (Monument)
MDV53396Related to: Fallen standing stone, Merrivale (Monument)
MDV53398Related to: Possible stone row near standing stone, Merrivale (Monument)
MDV53397Related to: Short stone row south of standing stone, Merrivale (Monument)
MDV53395Related to: Standing stone, Merrivale (Monument)
MDV4998Related to: Stone circle, Merrivale (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2015 3:54PM