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HER Number:MDV7520
Name:Northern of two cairns on Hamel Down

Summary

Northern of two Prehistoric cairns on Hamel Down with a boundary stone in the centre

Location

Grid Reference:SX 714 786
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric cairn on Hamel Down with a boundary stone in the centre

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 445063
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/82
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX77NW13
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX77NW13 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV346385.

Heather and gorse covered cairn. Mutilation in top and south face shows a construction of stones. No trace of ditch. On top of the mound is a modern boundary stone inscribed "DS 1854 Old House".


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

Site visited on 21st July 1972. Cairn, hollow towards centre and dug into from south-east. Cairn is on Hamel Down with diameter 14.5 metres and height 0.9 metres.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 1070 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX77NW (Cartographic). SDV345445.

Not visible on 1946 aerial photographs.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 148 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Two cairns on the south-east extension of the ridge on Hamel Down. This northern cairn of 14.5 metres diameter by 0.8 metres high has been extensively damaged and has a stone inscribed 'Old house' set within a wide central hollow. The name probably refers to a shelter that once existed here constructed out of the cairn stones. Other details: Map 20, Site 14.


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

Two cairns on Hamel Down were considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 78.


Gerrard, S., 2006, Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites (Cartographic). SDV345607.


National Monuments Record, 2011, 445063 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV346388.

Cairn A: heather and gorse covered mound at SX 7145 7865. It is 17.0 metres in diameter with a maximum height of 0.8 metres. Other details: Cairn A.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

'Cairn' shown as a small circular feature on modern mapping. Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 177.
  • Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 148.
  • Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX77NW. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
  • 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. 1070.
  • Cartographic: Gerrard, S.. 2006. Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites. English Heritage. Digital.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX77NW13. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2011. 445063. National Monuments Record Database. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV7521Parent of: Boundary Stone within Cairn on Hamel Down (Monument)
MDV7522Related to: Southern of two cairns on Hamel Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 29 2013 11:01AM