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HER Number:MDV13483
Name:Cairn 230 meters north of Butter Brook

Summary

Cairn north of Butter Brook. This site is included in the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 650 600
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric cairn on Harford Moor, at the junction of two reaves

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/341
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX66SE135 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV151938.


Hankin, C. F., 1977, Cairn north of Butter Brook (Site Visit). SDV151937.

Cairn located on the south-western slope of Lower Piles Hill, in a north-easterly direction from Harford Moor gate. The grass-covered, hollow-centred cairn, with stones showing, stands on the line of a reave-like bank which at this point changes direction by about 20 degrees. This cairn measures approximately 8.9 metres in diameter, height 0.5 metres, altitude approximately 320 metres.
The reave and cairn were found by A. Fleming in 1977 and L. V. Grinsell visited the site in the summer of 1977.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 140-141 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visit May 1977. Cairn sited on a hill slope at the junction of two reaves, measuring 8.0 metres in diameter, height 0.3 metres.


Fleming, A., 1978, The Prehistoric Landscape of Dartmoor. Part 1: South Dartmoor (Article in Serial). SDV235265.


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

Not visible on Royal Air Force 1948 aerial photographs.


Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 31 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Other details: Map 53, 11.


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

SDV151937Site Visit: Hankin, C. F.. 1977. Cairn north of Butter Brook. Digital.
SDV151938Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX66SE135. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card.
SDV235265Article in Serial: Fleming, A.. 1978. The Prehistoric Landscape of Dartmoor. Part 1: South Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 44. Unknown.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 140-141.
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. 31.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 2 2015 11:34AM