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HER Number:MDV13202
Name:Cairn on Smallbrook Plains south-east of Avon Reservoir, Dean Prior

Summary

Cairn situated on Smallbrook Plains south-east of the Avon Reservoir. This site is included in the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 682 650
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of Bronze Age cairn 335 metres south-east of Avon Reservoir

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66NE70
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/122
  • Pastscape: 441550
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 138 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(Site visited 24/6/1976). Dean Prior 6. Cairn with hollow at centre, sited on a hill slope. Diameter 8.5 metres, height 0.7 metres.

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

Not visible.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 147, Map 57 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Cairn at SX68246506 on Smallbrook Plains of 9.0 metres diameter by 0.7 metres high which is still in good shape despite the hollowed top.

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, 441550, SX66NE70 (Website). SDV363416.

At SX 68286504 a cairn with hollow at centre sited on a hill slope. Diameter 8.5 metres, height 0.7 metres.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 138.
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. 147, Map 57.
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. 441550, SX66NE70. [Mapped feature: #80811 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5742Related to: Prehistoric settlement east of Zeal gully, Dean Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 24 2021 1:19PM