HeritageGateway - Home

Login  |  Register
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.


HER Number:MDV51456
Name:Eastern cairn of a pair on edge of cairnfield at White Hill

Summary

One of two cairns aligned east-west and situated on a south- facing slope overlooking the valley of the Walla Brook. Cairn is ovoid in shape, is orientated north east to south west and measures 4m long, 3m wide and 0.5m high. These cairns form an outlying part of a cairnfield.

Location

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

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: sx58sw57
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/91/3
  • Old SAM Ref: 22345(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 219, Map 43.2 (Monograph). SDV219155.


Gerrard, S., 1992-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130963, 20/4/1993 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Cairn is ovoid in shape, oriented north-east by south-west and measures 4 metres by 3 metres by 0.5 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 two cairns aligned east-west and situated on a south- facing slope overlooking the valley of the Walla Brook.
The eastern mound is ovoid in shape, is orientated north east to south west and measures 4m long, 3m wide and 0.5m high. These cairns form 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

  • Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 219, Map 43.2.
  • Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1992-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130963, 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)
MDV51455Related to: Western cairn of a pair on edge of cairnfield at White Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 8 2015 10:19AM