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HER Number:MDV4627
Name:Round cairn 470m south east of Sourton Tors

Summary

Round cairn, 11m diam, 0.61m high. Situated with another round cairn and a stone circle se by e of sourton tor. Surface uneven, grass and heather (a. Mons). Vis=2/3/1951 (os) heather covered cairn, 10.5m diameter. One or two stones of retaining circle visible. Vis=-/4/1966 (ancient monuments) one of two cairns and stone circle east of sourton tors. Vis=13/9/1975 (grinsell) mutilated cairn, diameter 10.0m, height 0.3m. Vis=22/3/1982 (robinson) doe field monument warden visit. Vis=30/4/1993 (gerrard) cairn mound is flat-topped, measures 9.7m in diameter and stands up to 0.6m high. A number of shallow hollows in the surface of the mound, suggest partial early excavation or robbing. This cairn is described by grinsell and is mapped by the ordnance survey, but is not the one described in the english heritage records office scheduled ancient monument report for site no.10625 (see robinson) (mpp).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 546 894
Map Sheet:SX58NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLands common to the Parishes of Bridestowe and Sourton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDESTOWE AND SOURTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NW/3
  • Old SAM County Ref: 606
  • Old SAM Ref: 24057

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

SEE ROBINSON, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV234546.

Round cairn, 11m diam, 0.61m high. Situated with another round cairn and a stone circle se by e of sourton tor. Surface uneven, grass and heather (a. Mons). Vis=2/3/1951 (os) heather covered cairn, 10.5m diameter. One or two stones of retaining circle visible. Vis=-/4/1966 (ancient monuments) one of two cairns and stone circle east of sourton tors. Vis=13/9/1975 (grinsell) mutilated cairn, diameter 10.0m, height 0.3m. Vis=22/3/1982 (robinson) doe field monument warden visit. Vis=30/4/1993 (gerrard) cairn mound is flat-topped, measures 9.7m in diameter and stands up to 0.6m high. A number of shallow hollows in the surface of the mound, suggest partial early excavation or robbing. This cairn is described by grinsell and is mapped by the ordnance survey, but is not the one described in the english heritage records office scheduled ancient monument report for site no.10625 (see robinson) (mpp).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV234547.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)133.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV234548.

Osa=sx58nw9.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV234549.

Des=robinson, r. /english heritage records office sam report. Site no 10625/(1982).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV234550.

Des=mpp/129088.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV234551.

Butler, j/dartmoor atlas of antiquities/2(1991)151.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Report - Survey: SEE ROBINSON.
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Associated Monuments

MDV4626Related to: Stone circle south-east of Sourton Tors (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2015 4:03PM