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HER Number:MDV12887
Name:Cairn 330 metres west of Meldon Reservoir on South Down

Summary

One of a pair of cairns on South Down, west of Meldon Reservoir. This site is included in the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 556 912
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric cairns, part of a group of cairns on South Down on the west side of Meldon Reservoir

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/59
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Prehistoric cairn recorded on south-east slope of South Down.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.


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

Circular area of cairn visible on most recent aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV12885Related to: Cairn 390 meters west of Meldon Reservoir on South Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 22 2013 2:09PM