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HER Number:MDV42777
Name:Cairn on the southern brow of Western Beacon

Summary

Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments). Cairn consisting of stone and earth base surmounted by a mound of stones measuring 25m in diameter and 1.8m high. Visitors have moved stones around to form shelters (am). Vis=24/3/1950 (os) cairn. Badly mutilated. Estimated 18m diam and 1.7m high (osa)vis=23/6/1973 (grinsell) shapeless cairn.23m diam, 2.5m highvis=-/5/1976 (hankin) a large cairn, uncovered stones of no more than medium size. The site is subject to a great deal of modern disturbance and the cairn is without shape. Measurements are practically useless (checklist)vis=cairn marked on overlay (rchm app 1985).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 654 576
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/311
  • Old SAM Ref: 10610

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV167150.

Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments). Cairn consisting of stone and earth base surmounted by a mound of stones measuring 25m in diameter and 1.8m high. Visitors have moved stones around to form shelters (am). Vis=24/3/1950 (os) cairn. Badly mutilated. Estimated 18m diam and 1.7m high (osa)vis=23/6/1973 (grinsell) shapeless cairn.23m diam, 2.5m highvis=-/5/1976 (hankin) a large cairn, uncovered stones of no more than medium size. The site is subject to a great deal of modern disturbance and the cairn is without shape. Measurements are practically useless (checklist)vis=cairn marked on overlay (rchm app 1985).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167151.

Des=ancient monuments.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167152.

Osa=sx65ne-37.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167153.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)141/harford 23.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167154.

Crossing, w. /guide to dartmoor/(1965)394.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167155.

Des=parish checklist/harford.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
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Associated Monuments

MDV3110Related to: Boundary stone at Western Beacon (Monument)
MDV112627Related to: Boundary stone west of Western Beacon (Monument)
MDV112628Related to: Boundary stone west of Western Beacon (Monument)
MDV3126Related to: Cairn near the summit of Western Beacon (Monument)
MDV25000Related to: Cairn on the south-western brow of Western Beacon (Monument)
MDV3125Related to: Cairn on the south-western brow of Western Beacon (Monument)
MDV25001Related to: Small cairn on the south-western brow of Western Beacon (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 11:08AM