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HER Number:MDV12744
Name:Cairn near the junction of Shavercombe Lake and River Plym.


A slight cairn with retaining circle, enclosing a cist aligned with sse-nnw, near the junction of Shavercombe Lake and River Plym.


Grid Reference:SX 590 658
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/229
  • Old SAM Ref: 24230(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description


Vis=2/6/1995 (gerrard) at sx59096577. Round cairn containing a cist. Lies within an historic field and forms part of a complex multi period archaeological landscape on the nw slope of hen tor overlooking the valley of the river plym. Mound is 2.9m in diam and stands up to 0.15m high. A kerb of small upright granite slabs surround the mound which has been excavated to reveal a cist orientated sse-nnw. The interior of the cist is 0.5m by 0.44m by 0.2m deep (mpp).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=-/5/1976 (grinsell) a slight cairn with retaining circle, enclosing a cist aligned with sse-nnw, near the junction of shavercombe lake and river plym.

1978, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148449.

Hentor farm. Cairn stone ring 3m diameter. Cist 50cm x 44cm. No cairn or capstone now visible (1978) (turner).

TURNER, 1990, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148451.

Platform circle. Ring of kerbstones, 2.9m diam internally, enclosing flat-topped cairn 0.15m high with central cist. The kerb stones are to same height as the central cairn fill (turner, 1990).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148453.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)165/shaugh prior 48.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148454.

Turner, j. /pdas newsletter/9 jan(1978)3/fieldwork on dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148455.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148456.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)76/e45.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148457.


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV26818.

Not visible on 1946 raf verticals (rchm app 1985).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV148449Migrated Record: 1978.
SDV148451Migrated Record: TURNER, 1990.
SDV148453Migrated Record:
SDV148454Migrated Record:
SDV148455Migrated Record:
SDV148456Migrated Record:
SDV148457Migrated Record:
SDV26818Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 10:11AM