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HER Number:MDV13190
Name:Cairn 500 metres east of Puper's Rock, West Buckfastleigh

Summary

Cairn east of Puper's Rock and Inner Pupers. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 678 673
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWest Buckfastleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork of prehistoric cairn 500 metres east of Puper's Rock

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66NE65
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/112
  • Pastscape: 441539
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Not visible on aerial photographs.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 171 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Pupers Hill 'E' cairn at SX 67806738 of 6.5 metres diameter by 0.5 metres high is an unremarkable mound which seems to have escaaped the cairn diggers, the smooth rounded surface showing no sign of interference.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441539, SX66NE65 (Website). SDV363416.

Field Investigation on 30th November 1977. On the east-facing slope of Pupers Hill at approximately 420 metrs OD is a possible cairn, a heath-covered peaty mound of 8.0 metres diameter and 0.5 metres high. There is no evidence of either a kerb circle or a ditch.

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

'Cairn' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 171.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441539, SX66NE65.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80803 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV13205Related to: Inner Pupers Cairn on Buckfastleigh Moor, West Buckfastleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 2 2021 11:27AM