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HER Number:MDV105915
Name:Cairn 62 metres south of Giant's Grave, Mardon Down, Moretonhampstead


Cairn visible on LiDAR survey on west side of footpath, 40 metres north of the dewpond. Could not be located during a site visit in 2015.


Grid Reference:SX 767 873
Map Sheet:SX78NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN? (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC)

Full description

Environment Agency, 2011, LIDAR data JPEG images (2 metre resolution) (Cartographic). SDV348634.

Cairn visible on LiDAR survey on west side of footpath.

Richards, A. F., 2015, Dartmoor Preservation Association visit to cairn on Mardon Down (Personal Comment). SDV359214.

Dartmoor Preservation Association visited Mardon Down on 29/09/2015, and could not locate this cairn; Lidar data may be representative of something else.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348634Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2011. LIDAR data JPEG images (2 metre resolution). Digital. [Mapped feature: #1927 ]
SDV359214Personal Comment: Richards, A. F.. 2015. Dartmoor Preservation Association visit to cairn on Mardon Down. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV105916Part of: Cairn Cemetery on Mardon Down (Monument)
MDV8290Related to: Finds from Cairn on Mardon Down, Moretonhampstead (Find Spot)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7270 - Survey of cairn cemetery, stone circle and other earthworks on Mardon Down

Date Last Edited:Oct 2 2015 1:07PM