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HER Number:MDV13285
Name:Cairn north of Dockwell Ridge, South Brent


Cairn circa 12.0 metres diameter and 0.5 metres high. Cairn on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.


Grid Reference:SX 686 643
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric cairn north of Dockwell Ridge, circa 170 metres south of line of boundary stones

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/151
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Glanville, P., 07/12/1990, Cairn on Dockwell Ridge (Worksheet). SDV163202.

Site visit 7th December 2012. A number of stones set tangentially to the cairn forming possible multiple stone circles.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 4270 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

Robinson, R., 1978, Barrow (Worksheet). SDV150050.

Site visit May 1978. Barrow on Dockwell Ridge. This barrow built of granite, overgrown by turf and bilberry lies almost due south of the boundary stone at SX68656455 at roughly 200 metres distance, on Dockwell Ridge. It was first observed by Mr. J. Turner. There are no signs of a surrounding ditch. It is less gorse-covered than the surrounding land, which is densely overgrown by it. Cairn measures 12.0 metres in diameter, height 0.5 metres.

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

Site visible on Royal Air Force aerial photograph.

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.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Map obejct based on this source.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Unknown, SX66SE100 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV163201.

Site visit 30th June 1977. Situated on the flat summit of Dockwell Ridge at approximately 345 metres is a turf covered cairn measuring 12.3 metres in diameter and 0.6 metres in height. In a ruinous state. A few stones of a possible retaining circle are in situ.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV150050Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1978. Barrow. South Brent Parish Checklist. Worksheet.
SDV163201Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown. SX66SE100. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV163202Worksheet: Glanville, P.. 07/12/1990. Cairn on Dockwell Ridge. Worksheet. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4270.
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.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 9:28AM