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HER Number:MDV6307
Name:Cairn on Royal Hill, 160 metres east of the Crock of Gold

Summary

Barrow or cairn. Vis=29/8/1950 (os) an earthen mound 4.0m diameter, 0.4m high with large amount of stone binding. Some stones visible to e side which suggest retaining circle, centre of barrow is hollowed out to depth of 200mm. No cist visible but some small stones appear in centre. Vis=19/7/1974 (grinsell) cairn on royal hill, diameter 5.0m and height 0.4m. Hollow towards centre, possible remains of a retaining circle on e. Side. Dnp survey notices enclosure boundary associated with this cairn (dnp). Vis=15/1/1980 (os) a grass-covered cairn, 5.8m in diam and 0.7m high with a slight central depression. It is apparently joined on its e + w sides by the low rubble wall of an enclosure (rchme, citing os). Vis=14/3/1989 (rchme) diam approx 5.2m by 4.9m and it has a maximum height of 0.5m a central pit is 2.5m across and 0.2m deep. Some stones and small orthostats protrude through the turf but there is no trace of a kerb or cist. Its relationship to a prehistoric wall, which extends from both the w + e sides of the cairn, is uncertain (fletcher). Vis=not visible (rchm app 1985).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 614 730
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Walling remains of a Bronze Age enclosure and hut circle on Royal Hill, with a cairn integrated in the northern boundary of the enclosure

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/60
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV261700.

Barrow or cairn. Vis=29/8/1950 (os) an earthen mound 4.0m diameter, 0.4m high with large amount of stone binding. Some stones visible to e side which suggest retaining circle, centre of barrow is hollowed out to depth of 200mm. No cist visible but some small stones appear in centre. Vis=19/7/1974 (grinsell) cairn on royal hill, diameter 5.0m and height 0.4m. Hollow towards centre, possible remains of a retaining circle on e. Side. Dnp survey notices enclosure boundary associated with this cairn (dnp). Vis=15/1/1980 (os) a grass-covered cairn, 5.8m in diam and 0.7m high with a slight central depression. It is apparently joined on its e + w sides by the low rubble wall of an enclosure (rchme, citing os). Vis=14/3/1989 (rchme) diam approx 5.2m by 4.9m and it has a maximum height of 0.5m a central pit is 2.5m across and 0.2m deep. Some stones and small orthostats protrude through the turf but there is no trace of a kerb or cist. Its relationship to a prehistoric wall, which extends from both the w + e sides of the cairn, is uncertain (fletcher). Vis=not visible (rchm app 1985).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV261701.

Osa=sx67sw37/plan.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV261702.

Worth, r. H. /tda/40(1908)85,fig. /27th report of the barrow committee.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV261703.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)152.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV261704.

Dnp survey (6") of tor royal farm/(1982)in smr.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV261705.

Des=os 6"(1906)107sw.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV261706.

Des=fletcher, m. J. /(19/2/1989)/rchme field investigation.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Cairn is drepicted on the modern mapping. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
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  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV6308Related to: Cairn and cist known as the Crock of Gold, Royal Hill (Monument)
MDV54419Related to: Enclosure fragments and hut circle on Royal Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2015 4:13PM