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HER Number:MDV5235
Name:Cairn at Huntingdon Warren

Summary

Prehistoric cairn at Huntingdon Warren. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites. Known as Huntingdon Barrow or the Heap O’ Sinners.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 662 669
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/55
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 365-6 (Monograph). SDV320981.

On the highest part of Huntingdon Hill is a fine cairn 76 yards (approximately 70 meters) in circumference usually known as Huntingdon barrow but sometimes referred to as the Heap O’ Sinners.


Worth, R. H., 1946, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1, 49 (Article in Serial). SDV251172.

Other details: 65th report on barrows..


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950 - 1977, SX66NE22 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV226973.

Badly mutilated cairn with hollow centre. 3/5/1950
Large round cairn, 22.0 meters in diameter, 1.7 meters high, built of large boulders. Badly mutilated by erection of marker cairns and shelters. 15/7/1977


Worth, R. H., 1953, Dartmoor, 164 (Monograph). SDV231148.

A large cairn on hillside, about 290 north west of Huntingdon Warren house (?), built up some years ago into grotesque cone.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 154 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Cairn, mutilated, measuring 22.5 meters in diameter, 1.8 meters in height. (Visited 11/10/1975)


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

Visible and recorded.


Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 173 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Large, isolated cairn known as the ‘Heap of Sinners’, which is greatly disfigured by pits in its surface and regular remodelling of its stones, which has prevented vegetation growing on its surface. No evidence of an organised structure to this cairn and it may have never been anything more than a loose collection of stones. Other details: Map 58, 14.


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

  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1977. SX66NE22. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1953. Dartmoor. Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 164.
  • Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1946. The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 78. A5 Hardback. 49.
  • Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 154.
  • 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.
  • Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 365-6.
  • 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. 173.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
  • Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 4 2017 3:46PM