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HER Number:MDV103600
Name:Group of three cairns north-east of Henroost Tin Mine

Summary

Three small cairns lie in open moorland on the crest of the steep valley side above the left bank of the O Brook immediately south of the current limit of cultivation.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 663 714
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Group of three small Bronze Age cairns north of the Henroost Tin Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1065474

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.

Centred SX 66327148. Three small cairns lie in open moorland on the crest of the steep valley side above the left bank of the O Brook immediately south of the current limit of cultivation.
SX 6631571468. Measuring 4.5 metres north to south by 4.2 metres this feature remains to a height of 0.65 metres. There are traces of a depression, possibly marking the site of a former excavation, in its top.
SX 6631171478. A circular mound 4.0 metres in diameter and 0.65 metres high. Some stone protrudes through the turf and four stones, three of them upright, are positioned around the cairn at an average distance of 0.5 metres from it. The three upright stones lie to the south and east of the cairn and may be the remains of an enclosing circle. The feature does not appear to have been excavated.
SX 6632271494. An ovoid mound measuring 3.3 metres north to south by 4.0 metres and 0.75 metres high. There is no trace of cist, kerb or any excavation.


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

Three small cairns in open moorland.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #63106 ]
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

MDV103603Related to: Cairn 215 metres north-east of Henroost Tin Mine on Down Ridge (Monument)
MDV27688Related to: Part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system north of the Down Ridge stone circle (Monument)
MDV61308Related to: Stone wall remains of a Prehistoric hut circle on Down Ridge 460 metres south-west of Saddle Bridge (Monument)
MDV15078Related to: Venford Reave (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8146 - Royal Commission Survey at Down Ridge and Swincombe

Date Last Edited:Sep 2 2019 10:55AM