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HER Number:MDV48904
Name:Small cairn on Wigford Down

Summary

Small cairn; one or a group of five near the summit of Wigford Down. Measures around 6.0 metres in diameter, 0.3 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 547 650
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/147

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 157, Meavy 3a (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Small cairn south-east of MDV2311. Measures 5.8 metres in diameter, 0.3 metres high.


Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 32, 38, 67 / A31 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Ring cairn, Wigford Down. Internal diameter 2.7 metres, with bank 1.0 metre wide and 0.2 metres high. Smallest ring cairn (in terms of diameter) on Dartmoor. Turner suggests a link between the construction of this, small, ring cairn, with the larger cairn MDV2311 to its north-west. Grid reference given as SX54686509.
(Turner's grid reference matches that of the small cairn to the south-east of MDV2312 - Richards, A. F., 08/09/2017).


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 80, Map 48.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Butler's cairn 9. Another small cairn (6.0 metres by 0.3 metres), hollowed at the centre.


GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

Cairn is visible on the aerial photograph. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 80, Map 48.1.
  • Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume. 32, 38, 67 / A31.
  • Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 157, Meavy 3a.
  • Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV2311Related to: Damaged cairn on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV2311Related to: Damaged cairn on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV2311Related to: Damaged cairn on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV2311Related to: Damaged cairn on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV2219Related to: Field system on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV2312Related to: Large damaged summit cairn on Wigford Down, Meavy (Monument)
MDV2313Related to: Small cairn on Wigford Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 8 2017 12:13PM