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HER Number:MDV7522
Name:Southern of two cairns on Hamel Down

Summary

Southern of two Prehistoric cairns on Hamel Down

Location

Grid Reference:SX 714 784
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

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 445063
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/83
  • 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.

Cairn B: small cairn on Hamel Down. Other details: Cairn B.


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

Site visited on 21st July 1972.. Cairn, surmounted by a small modern stoneheap. Cairn is on Hamel Down with diameter 9.0 metres by height 0.3 metres.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 1072 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.


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

Visible on 1946 aerial photograph.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 148-9 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Cairn on Hamel Down with diameter 10 metres by 0.3 metres high in poor condition with a trench driven across the centre. 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.

Small cairn at SX71477849 is 8.0 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high.


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. 148-9.
  • 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. 1072.
  • 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.
  • Cartographic: Gerrard, S.. 2006. Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites. English Heritage. Digital.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX77NW13. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
  • National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2011. 445063. National Monuments Record Database. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV7520Related to: Northern of two cairns on Hamel Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 29 2013 11:03AM