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HER Number:MDV55396
Name:Cairns on Giant's Hill

Summary

Vis=3/6/1995 (gerrard) three round cairns at above ngr, sx59476674 and sx59476673. , on the periphery of a hut settlement. The w mound is 5m in diam and stands up to 0.7m high. The n mound lies 2.5m from the first, measures 5.3m in diam and 0.8m high. The s mound is 7.5m by 5.5m, stands up to 0.2m high and has in the past been excavated or robbed to reveal a cist. The cist is situated at the wsw end of the cairn, is 1.4m by 0.7m by 0.3m deep and is orientated ne-sw (mpp).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 594 667
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/609
  • Old SAM Ref: 24190

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CIST (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Unknown, Unknown (Migrated Record). SDV331.

Vis=3/6/1995 (gerrard) three round cairns at above ngr, sx59476674 and sx59476673. , on the periphery of a hut settlement. The w mound is 5m in diam and stands up to 0.7m high. The n mound lies 2.5m from the first, measures 5.3m in diam and 0.8m high. The s mound is 7.5m by 5.5m, stands up to 0.2m high and has in the past been excavated or robbed to reveal a cist. The cist is situated at the wsw end of the cairn, is 1.4m by 0.7m by 0.3m deep and is orientated ne-sw (mpp).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1142.

(radcliffe) cairn and cist.1 of 3 small cairns to s of giants hill settlement. All 4 side slabs are present but no capstone.1 end stone has fallen inwards (worksheet).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV174785.

Des=mpp/140365.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV174786.

Des=radcliffe, w. /(1999)/worksheet in pf.

Sources / Further Reading

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

Associated Monuments

MDV70333Related to: Cist on Giant's Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 9 2015 1:24PM