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HER Number:MDV103601
Name:Possible cairn on eastern edge of Down Ridge

Summary

A low circular turf covered mound below the crest of the steep north-east facing slope of Down Ridge. It measures 5.0 metres in diameter and stands a maximum of 0.6 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 657 717
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Low circular turf covered mound, possibly a Bronze Age cairn, on the eastern edge of Down Ridge

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1065473

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 6577471732. A low circular turf covered mound below the crest of the steep north-east facing slope of Down Ridge. It measures 5.0 metres in diameter and stands a maximum of 0.6 metres high. There is no evidence to suggest the presence of a kerb or cist. Its definite interpretation as a cairn is marred by some small scale tinners diggings immediately to the north-west and its unusual position on the slope.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #63107 ]
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

MDV27688Related to: Part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV15078Related to: Venford Reave (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 15 2013 10:08AM