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HER Number:MDV12744
Name:Cairn within Hentor Warren south-west of Shavercombe Tor, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Round cairn containing a cist. Lies within an historic field and forms part of a complex multi period archaeological landscape on the north-west slope of Hen Tor overlooking the valley of the River Plym. Mound is 2.9 metres in diameter and stands up to 0.15 metres high. A kerb of small upright granite slabs surround the mound which has been excavated to reveal a cist orientated south-south-east to north-north -west. The interior of the cist is 0.5 metres by 0.44 metres by 0.2 metres deep.
Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 146-7, Map 49 (Monograph). SDV137656.
Not shown.
Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey (Report - Survey). SDV350782.
(23/04/2002) There is no ground evidence to suggest the presence of the feature described by Grinsell (1978).
Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1019082 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.
The round cairn at SX59096577 measures 2.9 metres in diameter and stands up to 0.15 metres high. A kerb of small upright granite slabs surround the mound which has been excavated to reveal a cist orientated south-south-east to north-north-west. The interior of the cist measures 0.5 metres long, 0.44 metres wide and 0.2 metres deep.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 590 657
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE190
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 439036
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/229
  • Old SAM Ref: 24230(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • CIST (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX56NE190, SX56NE190 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV148455.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 165, Shaugh Prior 48 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(May 1976) SX 59096583 A slight cairn with retaining circle, enclosing a cist aligned with south-south-east to north-north-west, near the junction of Shavercombe Lake and the River Plym.
Hentor Farm. Cairn stone ring 3 metres diameter. Cist 0.5 metres by 0.44 metres. No cairn or capstone now visible (1978).

Turner, J., 1978, Fieldwork on Dartmoor, 3 (Article in Serial). SDV148454.

Hentor Farm. Cairn stone ring 3 metres diameter. Cist 0.5 metres by 0.44 metres. No cairn or capstone now visible.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on 1946 RAF verticals.

Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Platform circle. Ring of kerbstones, 2.9 metres diameter internally, enclosing flat-topped cairn 0.15 metres high with central cist. The kerb stones are to same height as the central cairn fill.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140447 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(02/06/1995) At SX59096577. Round cairn containing a cist. Lies within an historic field and forms part of a complex multi period archaeological landscape on the north-west slope of Hen Tor overlooking the valley of the River Plym. Mound is 2.9 metres in diameter and stands up to 0.15 metres high. A kerb of small upright granite slabs surround the mound which has been excavated to reveal a cist orientated south-south-east to north-north -west. The interior of the cist is 0.5 metres by 0.44 metres by 0.2 metres deep.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 146-7, Map 49 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Not shown.

Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey (Report - Survey). SDV350782.

(23/04/2002) There is no ground evidence to suggest the presence of the feature described by Grinsell (1978).

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1019082 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

The round cairn at SX59096577 measures 2.9 metres in diameter and stands up to 0.15 metres high. A kerb of small upright granite slabs surround the mound which has been excavated to reveal a cist orientated south-south-east to north-north-west. The interior of the cist measures 0.5 metres long, 0.44 metres wide and 0.2 metres deep.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 146-7, Map 49.
SDV148454Article in Serial: Turner, J.. 1978. Fieldwork on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 9. 3.
SDV148455Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX56NE190. OSAD Card. Card Index. SX56NE190.
SDV229817Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 165, Shaugh Prior 48.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140447. [Mapped feature: #130156 ]
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1019082.

Associated Monuments

MDV3491Related to: Cairn north of Shavercombe Brook, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV3479Related to: Cairn with cist on north side of Hentor newtake wall, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV55317Related to: Cairn with cist south of Hentor newtake wall, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey: EH Project (Feb 2001 - Dec 2002)

Date Last Edited:Jul 13 2021 2:04PM