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HER Number:MDV8045
Name:Cairn on Black Hill, 400 meters north-west of Yarner Wells

Summary

One of five cairns on Black Hill, all in a damaged condition.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 762 789
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/4
  • Old SAM County Ref: 902B

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1960, SX77NE3 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV282183.

A cairn 0.4 meters high, mutilated at the top. Other details: Plan.


Department of Environment, 1971, Five Round Barrows on Black Hill (Schedule Document). SDV346942.

One of five round barrows on Black Hill. Robber trench visible in cairn.


National Monuments Record, 1977, NMR SX7679, 4 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282185.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 156 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(Site visited 17/4/1974) Cairn with modern stoneheap at north end. Diameter 17.0 meters, height 0.7 meters.


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

Site visible and recorded.


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

Butler refers to around twelve cairns at this location, most of which are quite insignificant. The four largest are still well defined and measure approximately 16.5 meters in diameter.


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

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. 156.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1960. SX77NE3. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. NMR SX7679. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
  • Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume.
  • 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.
  • Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1971. Five Round Barrows on Black Hill. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Unbound.

Associated Monuments

MDV8046Related to: Cairn on Black Hill, 420 meters north-west of Yarner Wells (Monument)
MDV8044Related to: Cairn on Black Hill, 422 meters west of Yarner Wells (Monument)
MDV8042Related to: Cairn on Black Hill, 450 meters west of Yarner Wells (Monument)
MDV8043Related to: Cairn on Black Hill, 464 meters west of Yarner Wells (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 29 2013 2:30PM