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HER Number:MDV103474
Name:Cairns 330 metres north of Ger Tor, Peter Tavy


Pair of cairns identified to the north of Ger Tor. The northernmost may prove to be of more modern origin.


Grid Reference:SX 545 834
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Pair of probable prehistoric cairns north of Ger Tor, Peter Tavy

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1143727

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Early Bronze Age to XIX - 2200 BC to 1899 AD)

Full description

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

Northern cairn consisting of a small irregular pile of boulders and stones up to 0.3 metres high located on a high point. It lies on a slight granite outcrop at SX54568349 and it overlooks Hamlyns Newtake. Of uncertain function it may have a relatively recent origin.
Southern probable cairn comprising a slight ring bank some 6.5 metres in overall diameter and 0.2 metres to 0.3 metres high. Some stone is visible in the bank. Investigated as part of the Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Willsworthy project.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #62968 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV48908Related to: Cairn 240 metres north of Ger Tor, Peter Tavy (Monument)
MDV11809Related to: Round cairn 240m north of Ger Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 17 2012 1:47PM