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HER Number:MDV113643
Name:Two clearance cairns south-west of the Venford Reservoir Dam

Summary

Two clearance cairns dating to the Medieval or later period. The northern feature, at SX 68277050, measures 3.0 metres in diameter and is 0.6 metres high while the southern mound measures 1.7 metres in diameter and stands 0.5 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 682 704
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Pastscape: 1087668

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, Map 60 (Monograph). SDV337765.

SX 68277050 and SX 68277047. Two cairns.


Probert, S. A. J., 1997, Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 08/12/1996 (Report - Survey). SDV173671.

The two features depicted as prehistoric cairns by Butler are the product of medieval or later clearance. The northern feature, at SX 68277050, measures 3.0 metres in diameter and is 0.6 metres high while the southern mound measures 1.7 metres in diameter and stands 0.5 metres high. Neither possesses traces of cist or kerb and both are undisturbed. They lie in an area which has been subject to medieval or later agrarian activity which has effaced most of the prehistoric monuments in the immediate area. Their survival in this area and their undamaged fabric suggests that they are allied to the later activities.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV173671Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1997. Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 08/12/1996. [Mapped feature: #3043 ]
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. Map 60.

Associated Monuments

MDV113635Related to: Hut circle and wall south-west of Venford Reservoir Dam (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Oct 22 2015 1:23PM