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HER Number:MDV13049
Name:Round cairn on Watchet Hill

Summary

Round cairn measuring 16.5m by 13.8m by 0.8m high. Ditch 2.3m wide, 0.2m deep. Grass and gorse covered. Military flag 50 degrees and 18.3m from edge of barrow. Stones protruding in places.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 614 930
Map Sheet:SX69SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBelstone
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBELSTONE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX69SW25
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 444176
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SW/72
  • Old SAM Ref: 28669

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROUND CAIRN (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC (Between) to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV254979.

Vis=25/7/1982 (griffith) large substantial cairn, as above. Prominent siting.(griffith).

Prowse, A. B., 1890, Notes on the Neighbourhood of Taw Marsh, North Dartmoor, 186 (Article in Serial). SDV239781.

The remains of a ruined tumulus, twelve yards in diameter, lie one fifth of a mile NE of the Nine Stones (SX 69 SW 12) and thirty yards SW of a flag-staff on Watchet Hill. (SX 61489304 on OS 6" 1903.)

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1974, SX69SW25 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV254977.

(23/07/1974) SX 6147 9304 A tumulus 15.6 metres in diameter and up to 0.6 metres high. The centre and north-west side of the mound have been mutilated but it is still very well defined. Surveyed at 1/2500.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 133 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(10/07/1976) Cairn mutilated. Diameter 13.5m, height 0.6m. Siting-hillspur.

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

Not visible on 1946 RAF photos.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 144108 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(17/06/1997) (17/06/1997) Round cairn, 16.5m by 13.8m by 0.8m high. Ditch 2.3m wide, 0.2m deep. Grass and gorse covered. Military flag 50 degrees and 18.3m from edge of barrow. Stones protruding in places.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV239781Article in Serial: Prowse, A. B.. 1890. Notes on the Neighbourhood of Taw Marsh, North Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 22. Digital. 186.
SDV254977Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1974. SX69SW25. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV254979Migrated Record:
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 133.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 144108.
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.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 17 2022 8:19AM