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HER Number:MDV13165
Name:Cairn '20' (Butler) near the summit of Weatherdon Hill, Harford

Summary

Possible 'Cairn 20' (Butler) near the summit of Weatherdon Hill with a diameter of 6 metres with a few stones outlining the rim

Location

Grid Reference:SX 651 588
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX65NE63
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/246

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RING CAIRN (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

National Monument Record, 1976, SX6558, 3/245-246 (Aerial Photograph). SDV166651.

Photograph taken on 22nd April 1976.

Hankin, C. F., 1977-1979, Harford Parish Checklist (Worksheet). SDV149931.

On 24th June 1976 L. V. Grinsell noted a small cairn-circle or ring-cairn a short distance south of cairn 2 on Weatherdon Hill. This would appear to refer to a small mound about 90 metres south of the cairn on the southern slope of the hill. It is a hollow-centred, grassy ring, with a group of small stones in the western segment. This part of the moor has been subjected to much disturbance through the centuries and there are many mounds and small excavations in what is naturally a rock-strewn neighbourhood; the identity of the site must remain in some doubt.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, Harford Cairn Number 4a (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visited on 24th June 1976. Cairn about 20 metres south of the large cairn 2. At this short distance from the cairn on its south side there are two hollows which are evidently small excavations.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SX65NE63, SX65NE63
found June 1976. Diameter 5.6m, height 0.15m.
(Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV145266.

Possible ring cairn sited on hill spur of Weatherdon Hill of diameter approximately 5.6 metres by approximately 0.15 metres at an altitude of 335-340 metres.

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

Not very clearly visible on 1976 aerial photograph.

Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 38,67, a28 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Ring cairn, internal diameter 4.5 metres with bank 0.5 metres wide and 0.2 metres high. Turner suggests a link between the construction of this small ring cairn and the large cairn just to the north.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 24, 26, Map 53, Figure 53.7 (Monograph). SDV337765.

'Cairn 20' to the south of 'Cairn 19' is of 6 metres in diameter with a few remaining stones outling the rim. All the stones above ground have been removed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145266Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SX65NE63. OSAD Card SX65NE63. SX65NE63 found June 1976. Diameter 5.6m, height 0.15m..
SDV149931Worksheet: Hankin, C. F.. 1977-1979. Harford Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. Digital.
SDV166651Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1976. SX6558. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3/245-246.
SDV229817Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume. 38,67, a28.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. Harford Cairn Number 4a.
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. [Mapped feature: #125733 ]
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. 24, 26, Map 53, Figure 53.7.

Associated Monuments

MDV2897Related to: Cairn '1' (Butler) on Butterdon Hill at southern end of stone row, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV2896Related to: Cairn '10' (Butler) on Butterdon Hill, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV3134Related to: Cairn '12' (Butler) north-west of Butterdon Hill, Harford (Monument)
MDV3135Related to: Cairn '18' (Butler) on Weatherdon Hill, Harford (Monument)
MDV3136Related to: Cairn '19' (Butler) on Weatherdon Hill, Harford (Monument)
MDV2895Related to: Large cairn '5' (Butler) on Butterdon Hill, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV2915Related to: Large Cairn '6' (Butler) on Butterdon Hill, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV3137Related to: Round cairn '11' (Butler) on Butterdon Hill, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 30 2020 5:28PM