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HER Number:MDV4014
Name:Cairn at Eylesbarrow

Summary

South-eastern of two cairns on Eylesbarrow, 25 metres diameter and up to 2 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 599 685
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/18
  • Old SAM Ref: 10739
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX56NE84
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX56NE89

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1890, 12th Report of the Barrow Committee, 51 (Article in Serial). SDV346007.


Worth, R. H., 1890, The Moorland Plym, 308 (Article in Serial). SDV215949.


Royal Air Force, 1946, CPE/UK 1890, 4354 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140289.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 165 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site Visit 27th July 1972. Fruined cairn, almost on the Lydford and walkhampton parish boundaries. Diameter 25.0 metres, height 1.5 metres).


Fleming, A., 1978, The Prehistoric Landscape of Dartmoor. Part 1: South Dartmoor (Article in Serial). SDV235265.


Balaam, N. + Smith, K. + Wainwright, G., 1982, Unknown, 250,Fig. 2 (Article in Serial). SDV260579.


Probert, S. A. J., 1994, Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field Investigation (Un-published). SDV215946.

Site visit 1st November 1994. Generally as described by the Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division although considerable damage has been caused by walkers who have robbed material to construct further cairns and shelters.


Newman, P., 2007, Cramber Tor Training Area Monument Baseline Condition Survey, No. 438743 (Report - Survey). SDV348210.

Site visit 1st August 1996. The remains of two very large but much disturbed oval cairns on the summit of Eylesbarrow. They are mainly constructed of loose stone but each as an outer ring of earthfast stones. Condition fair, status declining. At risk from disturbance by members of the public.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Cairn visible on aerial photograph.


English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

The south-eastern of two cairns on Eylesbarrow. This cairn lies on the summit of Eylesbarrow, to the south of the terminal of Eylesbarrow contour reave and another cairn. It consists of a mound of stone built up on a berm of earth and stone. It is 25m in diameter and up to 2m in height. The stones of the mound have been moved around by visitors.


Greeves, T., May 2012, Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey, No. 438743 (Report - Survey). SDV350251.

Site visit 5th December 2011. Condition and stability good, although some slight rearrangement of the stones of the southern cairn noted.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Unknown, SX56NE84 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV351552.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Unknown, SX56NE89 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV215947.

Site visit 7th June 1950. Large cairn at Eylesbarrow which has been badly mutilated. 25.0 metres diameter, average height 1.0 metres.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. CPE/UK 1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4354.
  • Un-published: Probert, S. A. J.. 1994. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field Investigation. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field Investigations. Unknown.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown. SX56NE89. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1890. The Moorland Plym. The Moorland Plym. 10. Unknown. 308.
  • Article in Serial: Fleming, A.. 1978. The Prehistoric Landscape of Dartmoor. Part 1: South Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 44. Unknown.
  • Article in Serial: Balaam, N. + Smith, K. + Wainwright, G.. 1982. Unknown. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 48. Unknown. 250,Fig. 2.
  • Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 165.
  • Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1890. 12th Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 22. A5 Hardback. 51.
  • Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #90614 ]
  • Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2007. Cramber Tor Training Area Monument Baseline Condition Survey. English Heritage. A4 Bound. No. 438743.
  • Report - Survey: Greeves, T.. May 2012. Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey. Tom Greeves Report. A4 Stapled. No. 438743.
  • National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown. SX56NE84. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card.

Associated Monuments

MDV4031Related to: Cairn at Eylesbarrow (Monument)
MDV48901Related to: Eylesbarrow Watershed Reave (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6034 - Monument Condition Survey in Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV6153 - Monument Baseline Condition Survey in the Cramber Tor Training Area

Date Last Edited:Jul 10 2013 8:54AM