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HER Number:MDV4653
Name:Round cairn 310 metres south-south-west of Great Links Tor

Summary

Cairn mound measures 19 metres in diameter and stands up to 1.5 metres high. An irregular shaped hollow in the centre of the mound, measuring 4.0 metres long, 3.0 metres wide and up to 1.3 metres deep, suggests partial early excavation or robbing.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 549 864
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/16
  • Old SAM Ref: 24061(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 13/04/1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995, 1380 (Aerial Photograph). SDV224714.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX58NW18 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV238051.

(19/7/1950) Cairn with hollow in centre. Diameter 17.5 metres, height 1.6 metres.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 134 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(Visited 13/9/1975) 18.0 metres in diameter, 1.4 metres high. Siting - hillspur.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Visible on 1947 aerial photograph and recorded on map overlay.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 129198, 29/4/1993 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Cairn mound measures 19 metres in diameter and stands up to 1.5 metres high. An irregular shaped hollow in the centre of the mound, measuring 4.0 metres long, 3.0 metres wide and up to 1.3 metres deep, suggests partial early excavation or robbing.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 221 (Monograph). SDV219155.


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

Cairn is clearly visible on the aerial photograph.


Bray, L., 2017, Site Condition Assessment: MDV4653 (Worksheet). SDV361928.

Site visited 23/11/17 and condition assessed as very good, no current damage agents identified.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 221.
  • Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 13/04/1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1380.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX58NW18. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 134.
  • Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 129198, 29/4/1993.
  • Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
  • Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #114383 ]
  • Worksheet: Bray, L.. 2017. Site Condition Assessment: MDV4653. Site Condition Assessment. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 3 2018 1:56PM