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HER Number:MDV102675
Name:Possible cairn on Hickaton Hill

Summary

Possible cairn on south-eastern side of Hickaton Hill. Roughly circular mound measuring 10 by 8 meters (0.5 meters in height). Pit dug in the centre.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 673 661
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN? (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)

Full description

Greeves, T. A. P., 2007, Possible cairn on Hickaton Hill, Visited 20/05/2007 (Worksheet). SDV350030.

Near the summit of Hickaton Hill there is an isolated feature consisting of a roughly circular low mound measuring approximately 10 meters by 8 meters and 0.5 meters high. A straight-sided pit has been dug in the very centre measuring approximately 3 meters (north-south) by 1 meter by 0.5 meters deep. This is now rush-filled and appears to be modern (probably 20th century).
The location and appearance of the feature is suggestive of a prehistoric cairn, although it could be resulting upcast from the pit which might date to World War II. There is extensive evidence of turf-cutting in the vicinity.
Map point based on grid reference provided.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350030Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P.. 2007. Possible cairn on Hickaton Hill. A4 Single Sheet. Visited 20/05/2007.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 9:22AM