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HER Number:MDV13281
Name:Cairn on Brent Fore Hill

Summary

Small heather covered cairn on the summit of Brent Fore Hill, not accurately located. Measures approximately 5 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres height, rocky and irregular with a slight central depression.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 662 620
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 901581
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/147

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Robinson, R., 1980, An Archaeological Check-List for South Brent (Report - non-specific). SDV150007.

Visited in 1978 (estimated) A small heather covered cairn on the summit of Brent Fore Hill, not previously recorded. It lies about 100 metres north-west of the main granite outcrop on the summit of Brent Fore Hill, 10 metres north-east of the next rock outcrop. It has not been accurately placed yet but lies just to the north-east side of the summit ridge. It is about 5 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres height, rocky and irregular with a slight central depression.


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

Not visible on 1948 Royal Air Force aerial photograph.


Gerrard, S., 1993-2002, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

Barrow on Brent Fore Hill. Extant. Considered Monument Protection Programme by previous advisor. Not recommended for scheduling.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Cairn not visible at this location.


Richards, A. F., 2013, Cairn/barrow on Brent Fore Hill, near summit (Personal Comment). SDV350978.

This record may relate to the same feature as MDV42317. The descriptions of the cairn are very similar and the original grid reference for this record is stated as not being accurate. The aerial photography of the rocky outcrops on Brent Fore Hill indicate that the possible location should be closer to SX662621.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2002. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV150007Report - non-specific: Robinson, R.. 1980. An Archaeological Check-List for South Brent. DAS/DCRA Publication. 8. A4 Comb Bound.
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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV350978Personal Comment: Richards, A. F.. 2013. Cairn/barrow on Brent Fore Hill, near summit. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV42317Related to: Cairn on Brent Fore Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 9:29AM