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HER Number:MDV103631
Name:Cairnfield on Wigford Down, Meavy


The remains of eight small mounds which may be part of a cairn cemetery or clearance mounds.


Grid Reference:SX 543 647
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walling of Bronze age parallel reave field system with hut circle settlements and cairns, plus deserted Medieval settlements with long houses and pillow mounds, on Wigford Down

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 SW 1
  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 SW 1
  • Pastscape: 439538
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX56SW1 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV275489.

At SX543648 there is a group of eight small cairns - either clearance cairns or a cemetery (19/05/1951).

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

Cleared oval area visible on aerial photograph.

National Monument Record, 2017, Pastscape (Website). SDV359964.

(Centred SX 543648) Group of eight small mounds. Either field clearance heaps or cairn cemetery (citing Fox, A., April 1951, Ordnance Survey).

National Monuments Record, 21/01/2013, 439538 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV350866.

SX 5429 6477 The remains of eight small mounds which may be part of a cairn cemetery or clearance mounds.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV275489Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX56SW1. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV345751Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital. [Mapped feature: #63136 ]
SDV350866National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 21/01/2013. 439538. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV359964Website: National Monument Record. 2017. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV12896Related to: Enclosure with huts circles on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV2219Related to: Parallel reave system on Wigford Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 18 2017 10:19AM