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HER Number:MDV131782
Name:Cairn south-west of Great Nodden


Clearly visible on aerial photographs, this feature us recorded as a cairn by the 1985 aerial photograph project and Butler (1991). It appears to have been excluded in 1993 when the other cairns were scheduled.


Grid Reference:SX 534 870
Map Sheet:SX58NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLands common to the Parishes of Bridestowe and Sourton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDESTOWE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Cairn visible.

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

Marked on the map overlay as one of two cairns (MDV51505 is the other), but appears not to have merited a record on the SMR at this time.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 219, Map 43.2 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Great Nodden cairn 12 SX 5348 8708. One of two circular banks either side of the track that are probably prehistoric in origin. Both have been much interfered with, having been used as quarries. Cairn 12 lies 30m to the west of 11 (MDV51505) to the west of the track. A circular bank, 9m across surrounds a pit with a level floor well below ground level.

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

Circular feature clearly visible.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015 onwards, 2015 onward Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV362959.


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. 219, Map 43.2.
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.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV345751Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.
SDV362959Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015 onwards. 2015 onward Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #133644 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV51505Related to: Ring cairn 510 metres south-west of Great Nodden (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 27 2021 4:24PM