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HER Number:MDV51452
Name:Cairn on the north eastern slope of White Hill

Summary

Cairn is ovoid in shape, oriented north-nnorth-east by south-south-west and measures 4.0 metres by 3.0 metres and stands up to 0.8 metres high. Forms an outlying part of a classic cairnfield, including at least 22 mounds, a length of boundary bank and a lynchet.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 535 840
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOURTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/188/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 22342

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130959, 20/4/1993 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Cairn is ovoid in shape, oriented north-nnorth-east by south-south-west and measures 4.0 metres by 3.0 metres and stands up to 0.8 metres high. Forms an outlying part of a classic cairnfield, including at least 22 mounds, a length of boundary bank and a lynchet.


English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

The cairnfield on the north eastern slope of White Hill survives well and contains archaeological and environmental evidence relating to the monument and the landscape in which it was constructed. It provides a valuable insight into Bronze Age agricultural activity on the western side of the Moor.
This monument includes a cairn situated on a south-facing slope overlooking the valley of the Walla Brook. The cairn is ovoid in shape, is orientated NNE to SSW and measures 4m long, 3m wide and stands up to 0.8m high. This cairn forms an outlying part of a cairnfield, which includes at least 22 mounds, as well as a length of boundary bank and a lynchet.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130959, 20/4/1993.
  • National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV14428Part of: Cairnfield and associated earthworks on north-east slope of White Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 5 2015 4:12PM