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HER Number:MDV103589
Name:Cairn 850 metres west of Pinchaford Farm, Ilsington


A badly robbed out Prehistoric cairn on the southern ridge of Haytor Down - one of a group of four.


Grid Reference:SX 760 765
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and stone walls of a Bronze age parallel reave system on Haytor Down with a number of hut circle settlements, enclosures and prehistoric cairns, plus 19th century Bagtor Tin Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX77NE81
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1221551

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC (Between) to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Newman, P., 1999, 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised), 4, Figure 2 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

(30/03/1999) SX 7602 7659. A badly robbed out cairn sited 100m SE of the main Haytor car park. The cairn has an overall diameter of 19m and has small stones visible within the low bank which runs around the circumference. The bank stands to a maximum height of 0.4m. The centre of the cairn has been hollowed due to robbing, probably by road builders. The cairn is one of an alignment which runs approx. E to W between Emsworthy Rocks and Pinchaford Ball (see SX 77 NE 48;49;50). For plan see RCHME 1999.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 2002, Haytor Down: The Archaeology (Plan - measured). SDV359685.

Shown on survey as an oval earthwork to the west of Pinchaford Ball.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Cairn is visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #63095 ]
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 1999, 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised). Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 4, Figure 2.
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV103592Related to: Cairn 620 metres west of Pinchaford Farm. Ilsington (Monument)
MDV103591Related to: Cairn 700 metres west of Pinchaford Farm (Monument)
MDV103590Related to: Cairn 780 metres west of Pinchaford Farm, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)

Date Last Edited:May 24 2022 5:01PM