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HER Number:MDV103597
Name:Cairn east of The Henroost tin working, south of Down Ridge


Bronze Age cairn situated north of the Hooten Wheals Mine, visible as a turf-covered stony mound measuring 8 metres in diameter.


Grid Reference:SX 656 710
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of a Bronze Age cairn north of the Hooten Wheals Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SE212
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1065525

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1993-1998, Dartmoor Royal Forest Project, P. Newman (Report - Survey). SDV346608.

(02/11/1995) SX 6560271062. A robbed cairn 50 metres south-west of the ruinous former Hooten Wheals Mine offices on the south flank of Down Ridge. The turf covered stony mound is circular with a diameter of 8.0 metres and stands 0.75 metres high. A square hollow 1.6 metres wide, probably the result of an unrecorded excavation, lies centrally in the mound with a spoil heap on its north-western margin.

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

A robbed cairn visible as a turf-covered stony mound.

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

Site of the cairn is visible on the aerial photography, although is not clear.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #63103 ]
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV346608Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1993-1998. Dartmoor Royal Forest Project. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown. P. Newman.

Associated Monuments

MDV6399Related to: Ruined buildings, Hexworthy Tin Mine (Building)
MDV126403Related to: Ruined mine building, Hexworthy Tin Mine (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project

Date Last Edited:Feb 18 2022 11:45AM