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HER Number:MDV13203
Name:Cairn 470 metres north-west of Snowdon Hole

Summary

Cairn on Snowdon, north-east of three cairns in a row on Snowdon. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 669 685
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWest Buckfastleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of a line of four Bronze Age cairns north-west of Snowdon Hole

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/123
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, NMR SX6668, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV150364.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX66NE73 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV150363.

Cairn sited on a ridge.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 178 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Cairn measuring 8.0 meters in diameter, 0.6 meters in height. Visited during October 1975.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Recorded during the Aerial Photograph Project.


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

This cairn is the northernmost of four cairns on Snowdon and is ill-defined, blending into the slope of the hillside. Approximate measurements are 10 meters in diameter by 0.5 meters high. Other details: Map 58, 10.


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.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV150363Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX66NE73. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV150364Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. NMR SX6668. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 1.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 178.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. 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.

Associated Monuments

MDV5221Related to: Cairn 300 metres west of Snowdon Hole (Monument)
MDV5220Related to: Cairn 360 metres north-west of Snowdon Hole (Monument)
MDV5222Related to: Cairn 440 metres north-west of Snowdon Hole (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 9:16AM