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

Summary

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

Location

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: 1065525

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC)

Full description

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1993-1998, Dartmoor Royal Forest Project, 02/11/1995 (Report - Survey). SDV346608.

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 (Report - Survey). 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

SDV345521Report - Survey: 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. 02/11/1995.

Associated Monuments

MDV6399Related to: BUILDING in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 14 2013 1:09PM