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HER Number:MDV13091
Name:Cairn to north of Butter Brook, Harford

Summary

Cairn '2' (Butler) to north of Butter Brook and to the south-east of Butter Brook stone rows

Location

Grid Reference:SX 648 596
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX65NW31
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/47
  • Pastscape: 441302

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Constructed, Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2201 BC (Between))

Full description

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 141 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Dilapidated cairn sited on a hillslope. Diameter 12 metres, height 0.3 metres.

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

Not visible on 1946 aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 30-32, Map 53, Figure 53.9 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Cairn '2' at SX64805970 of 6.0 metres diameter by 0.4 metres high. A flat slab exposed at the centre of the cairn was probably the cover of a cist.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441302, SX65NW31 (Website). SDV363416.

Site visited in 1976. At SX 64885966 Dilapidated cairn sited on a hill slope. Diameter 12 metres, height 0.3 metres.
Field Investigation on 27th October 1982. At SX64815968. The cairn is on a south-facing slope of open moorland at circa 192 metres OD. It is up to 0.4 metres high and circa 9.6 metres across. It has been severely mutilated by excavation from the south.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Circular feature shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 141.
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.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 30-32, Map 53, Figure 53.9. [Mapped feature: #128850 ]
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441302, SX65NW31.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV13483Related to: Cairn 230 meters north of Butter Brook, Harford (Monument)
MDV27912Related to: Cairn at east end of Bullaven Reave, Harford (Monument)
MDV130037Related to: Cairn at south end of stone row, Harford (Monument)
MDV130029Related to: Cairn north of the Bullaven Reave south-west of Piles Hill, Harford (Monument)
MDV130030Related to: Cairn north of the Bullaven Reave south-west of Piles Hill, Harford (Monument)
MDV42373Related to: Cairn north-east of Harford Moor Gate, Harford (Monument)
MDV13092Related to: Cairn north-east of Moorgate, Harford (Monument)
MDV130031Related to: Cairn on Lower Piles to the north of Butter Brook, Harford (Monument)
MDV130032Related to: Cairn on Lower Piles to the north of Butter Brook, Harford (Monument)
MDV130033Related to: Cairn on Lower Piles to the north of Butter Brook, Harford (Monument)
MDV130034Related to: Cairn on Lower Piles to the north of Butter Brook, Harford (Monument)
MDV13094Related to: Cairn on Lower Piles, near the valley of Butter Brook, Harford (Monument)
MDV130028Related to: Cairn on the Bullaven Reave south-west of Piles Hill, Harford (Monument)
MDV130016Related to: Cairn on the Bullaven Reave, Harford (Monument)
MDV4305Related to: Cairn south-east of Lower Piles, Harford (Monument)
MDV4256Related to: Cairn with a cist and retaining kerb south-east of Lower Piles, Harford (Monument)
MDV130027Related to: Mounds on the Bullaven Reave, Harford (Monument)
MDV16515Related to: Possible cairn south of the Bullaven Reave, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2021 10:42AM