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HER Number:MDV103624
Name:Small cairn south of the Walla Brook


Small cairn situated in open moorland under dense heather cover between Walla Brook and Willsworthy Brook.


Grid Reference:SX 540 843
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Small Bronze Age cairn under dense heather cover 150 metres south of the Walla Brook

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1395642

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Probert, S. A. J., 2003-2004, Measured survey North Dartmoor Military Range, 04/04/2004 (Report - Survey). SDV350801.

A small cairn situated in open moorland under dense heather cover. It is about 3.8 metres in diameter, up to 0.6 metres high, and it appears to be composed of peat and granite stones/small boulders. Its precise origin and function are uncertain but it is possibly of prehistoric origin given its proximity to a Bronze Age settlement and prehistoric cairn.

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

Cairn depicted at this location from survey data.

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

Cairn is visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #63129 ]
SDV350801Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2003-2004. Measured survey North Dartmoor Military Range. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown. 04/04/2004.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 2 2015 12:03PM