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HER Number:MDV13239
Name:Small cairn on west side of larger cairn on Stalldown Barrow, Cornwood


Small Cairn '5' (Butler) on west side of a larger cairn on Stalldown Barrow


Grid Reference:SX 635 623
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/137

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 60-62, Map 54, Figure 54.21 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Cairn '5' at SX62506230 of 5.0 metres diameter by 0.3 metres high lies a few metres from Cairn '6'.

Newman, P., 2018, Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV361913.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

A small orbital cairn 2 metres west of a ring cairn (MDV4301) on the summit of Stall Down comprises a low turf-covered mound of 6.5 metres maximum diameter and approximately 0.3 metres high.

National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, 442385, SX66SW73 (Website). SDV362732.

A small round cairn, 5.5 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high, lies on the broad summit of Stalldown Barrow at 410m above OD. It is constructed of small boulders, now turf-covered; the centre has been slightly disturbed.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 60-62, Map 54, Figure 54.21.
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #117083 ]
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 442385, SX66SW73.

Associated Monuments

MDV4302Related to: Cairn at Stalldown Barrow with a small shelter known as 'Hillson's House' in the centre , Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4301Related to: Cairn on Stalldown to the east of Stalldown stone row, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Feb 21 2021 11:08AM