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HER Number:MDV130867
Name:Cairn recorded (probable duplicate site), Bridford


Rowe (1896) records cairn with cist 'south of Heltor'; Ordnance Survey visit in 1981 suggests this is a duplicate record for site MDV9505.


Grid Reference:SX 80 86
Map Sheet:SX88NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBridford
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX88NW34
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 447206

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Rowe, S., 1896, A Perambulation of the Forest of Dartmoor, 135 (Monograph). SDV249697.

What appears to be the ruins of a cairn, containing the apparent side stones of a cist (the largest being "six feet wide, three feet above the surface, and about eighteen inches in average thickness"), is situated south of Heltor (Rock - SX 799870). Rowe locates the site: "Heltor stands about a mile north of Bridford Church. Proceeding to that village, and going along the road to Exeter, about a quarter of a mile, we shall observe in a field on the right, adjoining the land, a conglomeration of stones, looking like the remains of a
dilapidated cairn".

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1981, SX88NW34 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV302749.

(23/12/1981) Likely duplicate site: This mound may be the cairn placed "south of Heltor" by Rowe.
The area indicated by Rowe has two roads heading towards Exeter.
The only extant mound known locally, is that at SX 81248669. (SX88NW6; MDV9505) which accords generally with the description given by Rowe.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV249697Monograph: Rowe, S.. 1896. A Perambulation of the Forest of Dartmoor. Perambulation of the Forest of Dartmoor. Unknown. 135.
SDV302749Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1981. SX88NW34. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #130657 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV9505Related to: Cairn north-east of Seven Acre Farm, Bridford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 4 2021 1:18PM