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HER Number:MDV13063
Name:Possible additional cairn on Cosdon (Cawsand) Hill


Lies to the north-east of MDV6925, this feature was recorded by Grinsell (1978) but not confirmed; possible feature.


Grid Reference:SX 637 916
Map Sheet:SX69SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH TAWTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX69SW44
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 444212
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SW/85
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24146
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX69SW44

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 169, South Tawton 1a (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(30/05/1976) SX 6373 9166 Cairn on Cawsand Hill, diameter 7m, height 0.3m.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 206-7, fig 40.8 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Marked on Butler's plan as a patch of rough ground.

Environment Agency WMS, 2019, LiDAR DSM data (1m resolution), 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362957.

No definitive sign of cairn on the lidar data.

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. 206-7, fig 40.8.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 169, South Tawton 1a. [Mapped feature: #4861 Needs confirming., ]
SDV362957Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 2019. LiDAR DSM data (1m resolution), 2019. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV6925Related to: Round cairn on Cosdon (Cawsand) Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 18 2022 11:07AM