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HER Number:MDV13037
Name:Cairn forming part of a Prehistoric Cairn Cemetery on Chagford Common

Summary

One of at least five carins forming part of a Prehistoric cemetery 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

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/144
  • Old SAM Ref: 28728

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source, 443912, SX68SE101 (Migrated Record). SDV253164.

Cairn with hollow at its centre sited on hill spur. Found October 1975, diameter 4 metres, height 0.3 metres.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 135, 13/6/1976 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Cairn, diameter 4 metres, height 0.3 metres. Hollow centre.


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

Not visible on 1946 Royal Air Force or National Monuments Record aerial photographs.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 149387, 29/1/1999 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Chagford Common. Round cairn. Diameter 4.7 metres, height 0.4 metres. Slight unsurveyable central hollow. A fragmentary and spread bank leads away from this mound towards the nearby agglomerated enclosure.


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

One of at leat five low mounds circa 5 metres diameter and up to 0.3 metres high with other smaller ones in the vicinity. Most have a shallow pit with a few exposed stones at the centre.


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

Five cairns to the north of Enclosure B.

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.
SDV253164Migrated Record: 443912, SX68SE101.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 135, 13/6/1976.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 149387, 29/1/1999.
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.
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV121528Part of: Cairn Cemetery west of the northern Prehistoric Settlement on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV13038Related to: Cairn forming part of a Prehistoric Cairn Cemetery on Chagford Common (Monument)
MDV13036Related to: Cairn forming part of a Prehistoric Cairn Cemetery on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV64199Related to: Cairn forming part of a Prehistoric Cairn Cemetery on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV64200Related to: 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:Mar 23 2018 12:58PM