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HER Number:MDV121528
Name:Cairn Cemetery west of the northern Prehistoric Settlement on Chagford Common, Chagford

Summary

Cairn cemetery with at least five cairns to the west of the northern Prehistoric settlement on Chagford Common

Location

Grid Reference:SX 678 836
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN CEMETERY (LANEBA to Early Iron Age - 2300 BC to 700 BC)

Full description

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 29-30, Figure 25.1, Map 25 (Monograph). SDV219155.

To the west of Settlement 7 are a group of at least five low mounds. These are circa 5 metres in diameter and up to 0.3 metres high with other even smaller ones in the vicinity. Most have a shallow pit with a few exposed stones at the centre. They are probably some of the nine cairns excavated by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1900 on Chagford Common. The excavators found that several of these mounds covered pits containing wood charcoal and in one case burnt bones as well.


Passmore, A. J., 1997, Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape, 15, Figure 1 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV360382.

Five cairns lie 100 metres north of enclosure B, of which some were probably investigated in 1900 but provided no reliable dating evidence.


Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England, 1018926 (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

The monument includes three agglomerated enclosures containing stone hut circles, a cairn cemetery, post-medieval fields, an openwork, streamworks, and a tin mine situated on an east facing slope of Chagford Common overlooking the Walla Brook.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 29-30, Figure 25.1, Map 25.
SDV360382Post-Graduate Thesis: Passmore, A. J.. 1997. Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape. King Alfred's College, Winchester. A4 Comb Bound. 15, Figure 1.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1018926.

Associated Monuments

MDV13038Parent of: Cairn forming part of a Prehistoric Cairn Cemetery on Chagford Common (Monument)
MDV13037Parent of: Cairn forming part of a Prehistoric Cairn Cemetery on Chagford Common (Monument)
MDV13036Parent of: Cairn forming part of a Prehistoric Cairn Cemetery on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV64199Parent of: Cairn forming part of a Prehistoric Cairn Cemetery on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV64200Parent of: Cairn forming part of a Prehistoric Cairn Cemetery on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7505 - Boveycombehedd, Chagford: An Archaeological Investigation of a Diachronic Landscape

Date Last Edited:Jul 3 2018 1:12PM