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HER Number:MDV112763
Name:Probable round cairn on Welstor Common

Summary

Cairn measures 24 metres in diameter, located on the southern end of the Buckland Common Ridge. Although the cairn is low, it does not appear to have been extensively robbed of stone.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 737 730
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROUND CAIRN (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2200 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Roughly circular feature visible on the aerial photographs.


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

Area of the cairn appears to be visible on the aerial photography. Map object based on this source.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 60, figure 18 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Probable round cairn at SX73739 73009. Cairn measures 24 metres in diameter, located on the southern end of the Buckland Common Ridge, before the land falls away south-west to the enclosures around Ashburton. Although the cairn is low, it does not appear to have been extensively robbed of stone. Condition stable.
Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 60, figure 18.

Associated Monuments

MDV103648Related to: Large field system centred on Halshanger Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 1 2016 4:11PM