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HER Number:MDV12980
Name:Possible cairn by road at Combestone Tor


Possible site of a cairn, destroyed for road material. Diameter 16 metres, height 0.3 metres.


Grid Reference:SX 669 717
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/136
  • Old SAM Ref: 22368

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=12/9/1976 (grinsell, l. V. ) possible site of cairn, destroyed for road material. Diameter 16m, height 0.3m.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153368.

Within scheduled area.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153369.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153370.

Burnard, r. /tda/37(1905)95.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153371.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)141.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV153372.

Aph=nmr sx6771/3/405-408(18/5/1977).

Burnard, R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV160759.

Tumulus shown on o. S.6" 1906. 'a pillaged cairn south of the high road, and about 100 feet distant from it opposite combestone' (burnard).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=11/7/1977 (os) no definite trace of a tumulus or cairn. Area extensively disturbed.

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

Quarry visible in this area on nmr 1977 ap (rchm app 1985).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV153368Migrated Record:
SDV153369Migrated Record:
SDV153370Migrated Record:
SDV153371Migrated Record:
SDV153372Aerial Photograph:
SDV160759Migrated Record: Burnard, R..
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV26818Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Jul 24 2015 9:38AM