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HER Number:MDV6387
Name:Large cairn on Corndon Tor

Summary

Large stone cairn just north of Corndon Tor; one of a pair of cairns.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 685 742
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument 1003289: Cairn on Corndon Tor
  • SHINE: Dartmeet Parallel Reave System. Earthworks of an extensive area of prehistoric remains including complex field system, numerous hut circles, enclosures and cairns, overlain by medieval remains including Vaghill Warren, farmsteads and a large field syste

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 442874
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/11
  • Old SAM County Ref: 530
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 11/06/1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 3420-3421 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.


Worth, R. H., 1937, 56th Report of the Barrow Committee, 81 (Article in Serial). SDV20973.

Cairn on Corndon Tor set on highest point of Corndon Moor. The cairns on Corndon Tor were rifled before 1827 when "an old jar or two" was found. Other details: pl. Viii, figs 1 & 2, fig 3, pl. Ix, fig 1..


Worth, R. H., 1943, Sixty-Second Report on Barrows, 53 (Article in Serial). SDV16898.

Other details: Report on Barrows.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951 - 1980, SX67SE7 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV346979.

Other details: Plan.


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

Other details: Figure.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 177 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(Site visited 18/6/1972). Cairn, incorporates southern side of granite outcrop. The cairns on Corndon Down are said to have been opened in 19th century by holiday makers from Bovey Tracey, who found only "an old jar or two" (Worth, 1943).


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 987 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Other details: Vol 5.


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

Large cairn visible on 1947 Royal Air Force and National Monuments Record 1980 aerial photograph.


Cave-Penney, 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV307397.

Cairn visible, doesn't appear too disturbed.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 130-1 (Monograph). SDV299725.

A second large cairn (20.0 diameter 3.0 meters height shares the hilltop about 50 meters to the north of the other cairn (PRN 16727). Other details: Map 15, 4.


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

Part of Dartmeet coaxial field system (Northern Part) which was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 43.


National Monuments Record, 23/04/1980, SF1748, 374-383 (Aerial Photograph). SDV279663.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1943. Sixty-Second Report on Barrows. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 75. Hardback Volume. 53.
  • Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1937. 56th Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A4 Unbound. 81.
  • Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 11/06/1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3420-3421.
  • Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 23/04/1980. SF1748. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 374-383.
  • Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1953. Dartmoor. Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 164.
  • Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 177.
  • 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.
  • Report - Survey: Cave-Penney. 1985. Unknown.
  • Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 130-1.
  • Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
  • Report - Survey: Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H.. 1979. An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Vols I - V. A4 Comb Bound. 987.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951 - 1980. SX67SE7. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Related to: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV16727Related to: Large cairn on Corndon Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 24 2015 10:40AM