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HER Number:MDV6248
Name:Cairn 300 meters south-east of Roundhill Farm

Summary

Cairn with cist situated near two others, south-east of Roundhill Farm. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 609 741
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of two Bronze Age cairns 300 metres south-east of Roundhill Farm

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/18
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Prowse, A. B., 1901, The Antiquities of Ockery and Roundhill, Dartmoor, 497 (Article in Serial). SDV233834.


Worth, R. H., 1912, 31st Report of the Barrow Committee, 84-85 (Article in Serial). SDV233835.

Small but well preserved cairn. Other details: Plate 5.


Worth, R. H., 1925, 44th Report of the Barrrow Committee, 70 (Article in Serial). SDV237295.

Other details: Plate 2 Figure 1.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950 - 1980, SX67SW15 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV237297.

Small turf covered cairn with open cist in centre, which is practically buried under the turf. The capstone rests on the north side of the cairn. The condition of the cairn and cist is fairly good. The orientation of the long axis of the cist is west-north-west by east-south-east. Cairn measures 4.0 meters in diameter, and 0.5 meters high. The cist measures 0.85 meters by 0.5 meters, with capstone measuring 1.1 meters by 0.8 meters. (4/9/1950)
Conforms to Ridyard's measurements. (18/1/1980) Other details: Including plan.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 151 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Cairn containing cist placed south-east by north-west at Roundhill Farm, measuring 4.5 meters in diameter, and 0.2 meters in height. (Visited on 7/9/1972)


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

Not visible on 1946 Royal Air Force aerial photographs.


Fletcher, M. J., 1988, Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England (Report - Survey). SDV214888.

A turf-covered cairn 4.5 meters in overall diameter and a maximum of 0.5 meters in height with a partially buried cist approximately 0.8 meters by 0.5 meters with a capstone measuring 1.2 meters by 0.75 meters. There is no evidence of a kerb.


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.


English Heritage, 2005, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.


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

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. J.. 1988. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown.
  • Article in Serial: Prowse, A. B.. 1901. The Antiquities of Ockery and Roundhill, Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 33. Unknown. 497.
  • Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1925. 44th Report of the Barrrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 57. Unknown. 70.
  • Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 151.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1980. SX67SW15. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1912. 31st Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 44. Unknown. 84-85.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
  • Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
  • 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.

Associated Monuments

MDV6249Related to: Cairn 290 metres south-east of Roundhill Farm (Monument)
MDV6372Related to: Cairn 380 meters south-east of Roundhill Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2015 4:11PM