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HER Number:MDV103602
Name:Cairn within the Dartmeet parallel reave system

Summary

Ruinous cairn lies within a settlement complex containing nine hut circles and several irregular enclosures on the gentle north-east facing slope of Slade Newtake immediately south of Saddle Bridge.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 664 717
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system east of Down Ridge. Earthworks and walling remains of a Bronze Age field system adjoining the Venford Reave, with numerous hut circles, enclosures, cairns and a later medieval field system

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 208
  • Pastscape: 1065463

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 198, Map 61.1 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Described as a possible bury, or pillow mound by Butler.


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

(Visited 03/11/1995) SX 6641671764. A ruinous cairn lies within a settlement complex containing nine hut circles and several irregular enclosures on the gentle north-east facing slope of Slade Newtake immediately south of Saddle Bridge. The rather irregular sub-rectangular feature measures 7.0 metres north to south by 5.5 metres with a maximum height of 0.7 metres. It has been excavated and the spoil has been deposited immediately downslope, to the north. Some stone protrudes from the mound but there is no visible evidence to suggest the presence of a cist or kerb.
Butler depicts this as a possible pillow mound but the feature is so irregular and has obviously been disturbed by an unrecorded antiquarian digging as to be with little doubt a cairn. There is also a lack of corroborating evidence such as drainage ditches to support Butler's hypothesis (Probert, S. A. J.).


Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360209.

Mound visible on the lidar image.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 198, Map 61.1.
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.
SDV360209Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #119644 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6502Related to: Hut in reave system south of Saddle Bridge (Monument)
MDV6502Related to: Hut in reave system south of Saddle Bridge (Monument)
MDV6502Related to: Hut in reave system south of Saddle Bridge (Monument)
MDV6502Related to: Hut in reave system south of Saddle Bridge (Monument)
MDV6503Related to: Hut in reave system south of Saddle Bridge (Monument)
MDV27688Related to: Part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system north of the Down Ridge stone circle (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8146 - Royal Commission Survey at Down Ridge and Swincombe

Date Last Edited:Sep 2 2019 11:50AM