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HER Number:MDV6615
Name:Cairn on Chagford Common 320m west of West Vitifer Mine

Summary

Cairn measuring 6 metres in diameter, standing up to 0.7 metres high. Partially excavated in 1897 by the Barrow Committee of the Devonshire Association, revealing a ring of slabs surrounding a cist which had not been previously examined. In the cist there was a complete Bronze Age beaker together with charcoal but no trace of a burial.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 675 828
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/50
  • Old SAM County Ref: 973
  • Old SAM Ref: 28747

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Unknown, Unknown (Migrated Record). SDV331.

Vis=est -/-/1999 (gerrard, s. ) cairn on chagford common standing 320m w of west vitifer mine (mpp).


Turner, J. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37204.

Vis=indication of a stone ring/ring cairn under cairn (turner).


WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

Vis=-/7/1902 (worth) four small cairns, pits underneath. Burnt bone in four cairns, charcoal in 9 cairns. Cist containing urn.


AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV256943.

Vis=10/11/1975 (ancient monuments) cairn on chagford common. The cairn is grass and heather covered.(diam 3.658m, height 610mm) (am).


WORTH, R.H. + GOULD, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV256945.

Vis=-/-/1897 (worth, r. H. + gould) excavations by the aforementioned in 1897 uncovered a central stone cist filled with soil containing small fragments of charcoal. In one corner of the cist was a beaker of late type. There were no signs of a burial.


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV256948.

Vis=visible and recorded (rchm app 1985).


MAX 760MM, MIN 600MM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256950.

Barrow(diam 4.6m, heig 460mm), kist(leng 1m, widt(max 760mm, min 600mm)).


Worth, R. N., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256951.

In 1897 an unopened barrow was found on chagford common on north side of trackway to kings oven, about 366m from the stone row. No stone circle. A small kistvaen full of earth with fragments of charcoal and a small urn on its side in the se corner of the kist, 102mm above kist floor. Placed as found set close into the angle. Pottery of light chocolate brown, handmade, ornamentation with impressions forming u-shaped dots, arranged in parallel and diagonal lines. Top of rim similarly decorated. No trace of bone (worth, r. N. , 1897).


R.H.WORTH, OS CORR.1948, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256952.

'there is a cist somewhere about sx675826'(r. H. Worth, os corr.1948).


CBA ARCH REVIEW 1967, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV256953.

Vis=5/7/1952 (os) no trace of this cist could be found. A beaker described as 'from a cist near the warren house inn' is reported as having been 'rediscovered' and exhibited again at plymouth museum. This may be from this site. It is a bell beaker with horizontal bands of impressed comb pattern (cba arch review 1967).


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256954.

Not visible on nmr/raf photos (rchm app 1985).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256957.

Worth, r. N. /tda/34(1902)110,113,120,121,136,/21st report of the barrow committee.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256958.

Osa=sx68se7.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256959.

Burnard, r. /tda/29(1897)67-71/16th. Report of the barrow committee.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256960.

Des=antiquity/12(1938)458.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256961.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)134/chagford 4.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256962.

Brailsford, j. W. /antiquity/12(1938)450.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256963.

Burnard, r. /vch. Devon/1(1906)360.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV256964.

Aph=nmr sx6782/1.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256965.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)83.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256966.

Worth, r. N. /tda/29(1897)67-70 pl.1-11/16th report of the barrow committee.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256967.

Burnard, r. /victoria county history of devon/1(1906)360/plan,section,fig. Early man.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256968.

Osa=sx68se8.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256969.

Cba 12/13/arch review/2(1967)26.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256970.

Brailsford, j. W. /antiquity/12(1936)450.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256971.

Des=mpp/152170.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256972.

Des=gerrard, s. /(16/3/1999)/as above.


BEACH + GRINSELL, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV265200.

Vis=23/7/1972 (beach + grinsell) diameter 5.4m, height 0.4m. Siting - hillslope.


Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

Depicted on the modern mapping. Map object based on this source.


Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

The monument includes a round cairn situated on a gentle north east facing slope on Hurston Ridge overlooking the valley of the North Walla Brook.
The cairn measures 6m in diameter, stands up to 0.7m high and was partially excavated in 1897 by the Barrow Committee of the Devonshire Association. This work revealed a ring of slabs surrounding a cist which had not been previously examined. In the cist there was a complete Bronze Age beaker together with charcoal but no trace of a burial.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Report - Survey: AM.
  • Report - Survey: WORTH, R.H. + GOULD.
  • Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
  • Migrated Record: MAX 760MM, MIN 600MM.
  • Migrated Record: Worth, R. N..
  • Migrated Record: R.H.WORTH, OS CORR.1948.
  • Report - Survey: CBA ARCH REVIEW 1967.
  • Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
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  • Aerial Photograph:
  • Migrated Record:
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  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record:
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  • Report - Survey: BEACH + GRINSELL.
  • Migrated Record: Unknown. Unknown. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
  • National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
  • Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..
  • Migrated Record: WORTH.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds

  • FDV6641 - BEAKER (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 20 2017 11:53AM