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HER Number:MDV5222
Name:Cairn 440 metres north-west of Snowdon Hole

Summary

Cairn on Snowdon; one of a group of four at this location. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 668 683
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWest Buckfastleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishWEST BUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of a line of four Bronze Age cairns north-west of Snowdon Hole

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/42
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, NMR SX6668, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV150364.


Breton, H. H., 1931, Untitled Source, 20 (Monograph). SDV146074.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950 - 1977, SX66NE12 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV146115.

Heather-covered cairn in good condition. 20/4/1950
Cairn in good condition except for central disturbance and modern marker cairn. Round platform cairn. 10/7/1977


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 176 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Cairn, hollow towards centre, diameter 17.0 meters, height 1.2 meters. (Visited 17/9/1974)


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

Recorded during the Aerial Photograph Project.


Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 171 (Monograph). SDV337765.

This cairn retains its shape better than the others, with fewer stones exposed and more shallow pitting. It measures 13.5 meters in diameter by 1.2 meters in height. Other details: Map 58, 10.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Monograph: Breton, H. H.. 1931. The Forest of Dartmoor, I, Plymouth. 20.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1977. SX66NE12. 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. 176.
  • Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 171.
  • Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. NMR SX6668. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 1.
  • 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.
  • Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV5221Related to: Cairn 300 metres west of Snowdon Hole (Monument)
MDV5220Related to: Cairn 360 metres north-west of Snowdon Hole (Monument)
MDV13203Related to: Cairn 470 metres north-west of Snowdon Hole (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2015 4:07PM