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HER Number:MDV4951
Name:Round cairn 140m south-west of Raddick Hill summit

Summary

The smaller of the two cairns near devonport leat on raddick hill. Diameter 5m, height 0.6m. Cist 0.9m x 0.45m, 0.6m deep (ancient monuments). Vis=estimated -/-/1898 (burnard). The smaller cairn was excavated and a cist was found. The side stones were sloping so as to form the cist and small stones formed the cover. The barrow was formed by small stones; the cist and the pit in the calm were filled with meat earth and mixed with charcoal. Vis=8/6/1950 (os). Turf covered with a cist in the centre but accurate measurements impossible. The n and s stones are just visible at the surface. But no sign of e end stone. It may be below surface. Capstone missing. Vis=25/4/1973 (grinsell + mercer) cairn with slight hollow centre. Burnard's cist described: no longer visible. Vis=12/8/1977 (os). A poorly-defined cairn. No trace of cist except one sidestone. Vis=see headsheet (rchm app 1988). Vis=-/-/1992 (gerrard) cairn mound 7.3m diam, 0.9m high. A hollow in the centre of the mound, measuring 1.2m long by 1m wide and 0.2m deep, is probably the result of a partial excavation in 1898 by the dartmoor exploration committee. This work revealed a previously robbed cist. A second cairn lies 1m to the south-east of this mound and a large flat stone lying between the mounds may be the capstone from this cairn (mpp).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 578 709
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/75/2
  • Old SAM County Ref: 933A
  • Old SAM Ref: 22300(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Unknown, Unknown (Migrated Record). SDV331.

The smaller of the two cairns near devonport leat on raddick hill. Diameter 5m, height 0.6m. Cist 0.9m x 0.45m, 0.6m deep (ancient monuments). Vis=estimated -/-/1898 (burnard). The smaller cairn was excavated and a cist was found. The side stones were sloping so as to form the cist and small stones formed the cover. The barrow was formed by small stones; the cist and the pit in the calm were filled with meat earth and mixed with charcoal. Vis=8/6/1950 (os). Turf covered with a cist in the centre but accurate measurements impossible. The n and s stones are just visible at the surface. But no sign of e end stone. It may be below surface. Capstone missing. Vis=25/4/1973 (grinsell + mercer) cairn with slight hollow centre. Burnard's cist described: no longer visible. Vis=12/8/1977 (os). A poorly-defined cairn. No trace of cist except one sidestone. Vis=see headsheet (rchm app 1988). Vis=-/-/1992 (gerrard) cairn mound 7.3m diam, 0.9m high. A hollow in the centre of the mound, measuring 1.2m long by 1m wide and 0.2m deep, is probably the result of a partial excavation in 1898 by the dartmoor exploration committee. This work revealed a previously robbed cist. A second cairn lies 1m to the south-east of this mound and a large flat stone lying between the mounds may be the capstone from this cairn (mpp).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV277719.

Burnard, r. /tda/31(1899)98/18th report of the barrow committee.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV277720.

Osa=sx57se39.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV277721.

Worth, r. H. /dartmoor/(1953)171,fig 52.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record:
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  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record: Unknown. Unknown. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV4949Part of: Group of two cairns at Raddick Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2015 4:04PM