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HER Number:MDV13234
Name:Cairn west of Stalldown stone row, Cornwood


Cairn '11' ( Butler) to the west of Stalldown stone row


Grid Reference:SX 628 623
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SW75
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/129
  • Old SAM Ref: 10508
  • Pastscape: 442391

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Constructed, Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2201 BC (Between))
  • CIST (Constructed, Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2201 BC)

Full description

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 136 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Cairn with retaining circle enclosing cist placed east-south-east to west-north-west. Diameter of cairn 3.5 metres, height 0.7 metres. (grinsell).

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

Not visible on 1946 aerial photograph.

Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, E30 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Platform circle. Ring of kerb stones, 4.2 metres internal diameter, enclosing flat-topped cairn 0.35 metres high with central cist.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 61-2, Map 54, Figure 54.21 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Cairn '11' at SX62846231 on the west side of the hill was surrounded by a ring of stones. It has been trenched across the centre to reveal the side and end slab of a cist.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 442391, SX66SW75 (Website). SDV363416.

At SX 629623 a cairn with kerb and cist lies on the south-west slopes of Stalldown Barrow.
Field Investigation on 10th August 1977. At SX 62846231 this small round cairn, diameter 5.7 to 6.4 metres, height 0.5 metres, is built of small boulders and lies on a moderate, well drained south-west facing slope at 365 metres above OD. It contains a cist, the south side stone, 1.2 metres long, both end stones, 0.4 metres long. On the south side of the cairn 3 large stones, 0.8 metres to 1.0 metre long and set on edge are the probable remains of a kerb.

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

'Cairn' shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1012708 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

This cairn is 6 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high, with part of its retaining kerb around the mound and three sides of a robbed cist, 1.2 metres by 0.4 metres, remaining in the mound.

Sources / Further Reading

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. E30.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 136.
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. 61-2, Map 54, Figure 54.21.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 442391, SX66SW75.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #128702 ]
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1012708.

Associated Monuments

MDV4296Related to: Cairn with a cist on northern side of Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4277Related to: Stalldown Stone Row, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 21 2021 11:43AM