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HER Number:MDV6616
Name:Cairn 570 metres north-east of Stannon Farmstead

Summary

Cairn survives as a 4.5 metre diameter mound up to 0.5 metres high. The western edge is denoted by a kerb of edge set slabs up to 1.15 metres high. The eastern edge is beneath a later boundary bank. A cist in the centre is a rectangular pit 1.2 metres by 0.5 metres denoted by edge set slabs.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 654 810
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/51
  • Old SAM Ref: 34498.02

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

NMR, SX68SE23 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV257054.


Untitled Source (Unknown). SDV320313.

Stannon Newtake. South end stone missing. Outer circle. Five stones standing, one fallen.


Worth, R. H., 1902, 21st Report of the Barrow Committee, 109, 111, 121, 122 (Article in Serial). SDV20971.

The pit under the cairn contained charcoal and burnt bone.


Falcon, T. A., 1905, Dartmoor: A Note on Graves, 459 (Article in Serial). SDV257059.


Ordnance Survey, 1906, 99NE (Cartographic). SDV257060.

'Kistvaen (remains of)' marked on OS 6" (1906) map.


Burnard, R., 1906, Early Man, 361, 362 (Article in Serial). SDV322231.


Worth, R. H., 1938, 57th Report of the Barrow Committee, 59, 60 (Article in Serial). SDV320309.

Cist and retaining circle. South end stone missing. Outer circle five stones standing, one fallen. Plan given. The retaining circle makes this conspicuous in the landscape. Standing clear against the sky with 3 prominent stones. 6 stones still exist. The cist has been disturbed. The cover stone is missing and the south end stone has been moved outwards. Direction of length N 5 degrees W. Other details: Plate IV, V.


Ordnance Survey, 1952, SX68SE24 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV257053.

This feature is easily identified with good retaining circle but without capstone.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 146 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Cairn with retaining circle of which 5 or 6 tall slabs protrude on the lower arc. Central cist with capstone missing, placed just E of S/N. Diameter 2.8m.


Dartmoor National Park Authority, 1982, Untitled Source (Plan - measured). SDV320369.

Other details: Scale 1:10560.


Probert, S. A. J., 1989, RCHME Field Investigation (Report - Survey). SDV234023.

No observations recorded.


Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 42, 72 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

D16. Ring setting, diameter 3.6 metres, around central cist. Insertion of taller stones in the setting creates a visual focal point.


English Heritage, 2004, Untitled Source (Schedule Document). SDV320500.

Cairn survives as a 4.5m diameter mound up to 0.5m high. The western edge is denoted by a kerb of edge set slabs up to 1.15m high. The eastern edge is beneath a later boundary bank. A cist in the centre is a rectangular pit 1.2m x 0.5m denoted by edge set slabs.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1902. 21st Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 34. A5 Paperback + Digital. 109, 111, 121, 122.
  • Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume. 42, 72.
  • Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1989. RCHME Field Investigation. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey. 1952. SX68SE24.
  • National Monuments Record Database: NMR. SX68SE23.
  • Article in Serial: Falcon, T. A.. 1905. Dartmoor: A Note on Graves. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 37. 459.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 99NE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
  • Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 146.
  • Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1938. 57th Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 70. A5 Hardback. 59, 60.
  • Unknown:
  • Plan - measured: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1982. Dartmoor National Park Survey Drawing.
  • Schedule Document: English Heritage. 2004.
  • Article in Serial: Burnard, R.. 1906. Early Man. Victoria History of the County of Devon. 1. A4 Hardback. 361, 362.

Associated Monuments

MDV20498Related to: Stannon Hill reave system, Stannon Block System (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV6650 - HUMAN REMAINS (Bronze Age - 2200 BC? to 701 BC)

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 20 2017 4:08PM