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HER Number:MDV130493
Name:Round cairn south-south-east of the Scorhill stone circle

Summary

Round cairn south-south-east of the Scorhill stone circle. Cairn measures 9m in diameter and stands up to 1m high. A pit excavated into the centre of the mound represents robbing or early partial excavation. On the south-western side of this pit two edge set stones may represent the remnants of an internal kerb.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 655 872
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68NE179
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1215545
  • Old SAM County Ref: 387
  • Old SAM Ref: 28715

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 192, Map 38.8 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Mound with a central pit lying around 120m to the south-east of the Scorhill circle. Measures 7.5m in diameter, 0.7m high. Probably the damaged remains of a prehistoric cairn; west side is particularly damaged by vehicular activity. On the lower edge of the mound, four stones stand clear of the turf; the tops of others are visible.

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

SX65518725 Round cairn 130m south-south-east of the Scorhill stone circle. Cairn measures 9m in diameter and stands up to 1m high. A pit excavated into the centre of the mound represents robbing or early partial excavation. On the south-western side of this pit two edge set stones may represent the remnants of an internal kerb.

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. 192, Map 38.8.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. [Mapped feature: #129804 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6196Related to: Long cairn 160m south of Scorhill Stone Circle (Monument)
MDV130497Related to: Possible stone row south-east of the Scorhill stone circle (Monument)
MDV130492Related to: Reave south-east of the Scorhill stone circle (Monument)
MDV6122Related to: Stone circle, Scorhill Down (Monument)
MDV27493Related to: The Bradford Pool Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 19 2021 3:07PM