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HER Number:MDV103576
Name:Cairn on High Down


Solitary gorse-covered cairn on High Down, south-east of the carpark, measuring approximately 7 metres in diameter by 0.7 metres in height.


Grid Reference:SX 527 850
Map Sheet:SX58NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric cairn on the ridge crest of High Down, measuring approximately 7 metres in diameter

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Probert, S. A. J., 2004, Survey of cairn at High Down (Report - Survey). SDV350815.

SX 52768504. A solitary cairn on the ridge crest of High Down some 320 metres south-east of the carpark. This gorse-covered feature is roughly circular measuring 7.0 metres north to south by 6.2 metres and stands 0.7 metres high. An amorphous hollow approximately 0.25 metres deep occupies the otherwise flat top of the mound. There is no evidence to suggest the presence of a cist or kerb.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350815Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2004. Survey of cairn at High Down. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #63082 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 9:23AM