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HER Number:MDV4593
Name:Round cairn 120 metres south-east of Langstone Moor stone circle

Summary

One of two round cairns aligned north-east to south-west south-east of the Langstone stone circle. Cairn measures 6 metres in diameter and stands up to 0.4 metres high. A shallow hollow in the centre of the mound is probably the result of a partial excavation carried out by the Dartmoor Barrow Committee which revealed a small cist containing charcoal and bones. Removed to Plymouth City Museum.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 557 781
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NE 43
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/28
  • Old SAM Ref: 20382
  • Pastscape: 439694

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • CIST (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Baring Gould, S., 1898, Fifth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, 112, plate 6 (Article in Serial). SDV337066.

A barrow, 11 feet in diameter and with the slight trace of a surrounding circle. The barrow is 1 foot high in the centre and is composed of small stones and earth. Near the centre, under a large flat stone was an undisturbed cist, measuring 21 inches long, 13 inches wide and 14 inches deep. The bottom was paved and the 'calm' which filled the cist contained wood charcoal and bone ash.


Burnard, R., 1906, Early Man, 361 (Article in Serial). SDV322231.


Worth, R. H., 1937, 56th Report of the Barrow Committee, 83 (Article in Serial). SDV20973.


Brailsford, J. W., 1938, Bronze Age Stone Monuments of Dartmoor, 448 (Article in Serial). SDV304210.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX57NE15 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV273310.

Visited 10/7/1950 - Turf covered cairn, only one side stone of cist remains. No trace of surrounding circle.


Worth, R. H., 1953, Dartmoor, 174 (Monograph). SDV231148.

The cist is now housed in the Plymouth City Museum.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 161 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(22/6/1974) Cairn. Retaining circle, recorded by Baring-Gould 1898, is not now visible. Central cist placed east-south-east by west-north-west? of which only the end slabs remain. Excavated by Baring-Gould: cist contained wood charcoal and a little bone ash. The floor of the cist was paved. An unusually small cist, originally placed south-south-east by north-north-west, from this cairn is in Plymouth City Museum. Unknown whether remains now visible on site are of a second cist, or a replacement of that in the Plymouth Museum. Diameter 4.5 metres, height 0.3 metres.


Newman, P., 2003, The Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Peter Tavy, Devon and its Prehistoric Environs, 5, Figs 1 & 2 (Report - Survey). SDV255420.

Cairn No. 11 was excavated in the 1890s revealing a fine cist.


Probert, S. A. J., 2004, Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV346874.

Disturbed but now in stable condition.


English Heritage, 2005, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

Map object based on this source.


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

Possible cairn visible on aerial photograph. Map object based on this source.


Probert, S. A. J., 2010, A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of Merrivale Range, Dartmoor Training Area (Report - Survey). SDV360515.

Disturbed but now in stable condition.


Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

This monument includes two round cairns aligned north-east to south-west and situated prominently on a hill crest overlooking the valley of the river Walkham.
The southern cairn mound measures 6 metres in diameter and stands up to 0.4 metres high. A shallow hollow in the centre of the mound is probably the result of a partial excavation carried out by the Dartmoor Barrow Committee which revealed a small cist containing charcoal and bones.


National Monument Record, 2017, Pastscape (Website). SDV359964.

On the south east slope of Langstone Moor at approximately 447.0 metres OD is the remains of a cairn 6.0 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high with an east/west excavation trench across the centre (citing NJA, 14/09/78, Field Investigators Comments).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1937. 56th Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A4 Unbound. 83.
  • Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1953. Dartmoor. Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 174.
  • Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2003. The Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Peter Tavy, Devon and its Prehistoric Environs. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. 25. A4 Comb Bound. 5, Figs 1 & 2.
  • Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 161.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57NE15. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Article in Serial: Brailsford, J. W.. 1938. Bronze Age Stone Monuments of Dartmoor. Antiquity. 12. 448.
  • Article in Serial: Burnard, R.. 1906. Early Man. Victoria History of the County of Devon. 1. A4 Hardback. 361.
  • Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1898. Fifth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 38. A5 Hardback. 112, plate 6.
  • Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
  • Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
  • Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2004. Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown.
  • National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
  • Website: National Monument Record. 2017. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.
  • Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2010. A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of Merrivale Range, Dartmoor Training Area. A4 Comb Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV4594Related to: Cairn 120 metres south-east of Langstone Moor stone circle (Monument)
MDV69494Related to: Cairn on Langstone Moor circa 100 metres south-east of the Stone Circle (Monument)
MDV4226Related to: Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Peter Tavy (Monument)
MDV4595Related to: Round cairn 25 metres south of Langstone Moor stone circle (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV6642 - HUMAN REMAINS (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Events

  • EDV7275 - Survey of the Langstone Moor stone circle and other prehistoric monuments nearby
  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area

Date Last Edited:Nov 20 2017 11:54AM