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

Summary

Cairn '10' (Butler) to the north of Butter Brook. This site is included in the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 649 600
Map Sheet:SX66SW
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

  • Dartmoor Non-designated Heritage Asset: Y
  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE135
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 442152
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/341

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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 (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on Royal Air Force 1948 aerial photographs.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 30-33, Map 53, Figure 53.9 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Cairn '10' at SX64976001 of circa 5.0 metres diameter by 0.2 metres high to the south-west of Piles Hill of which only the rim remains around the lower edge of the cairn and its pitted interior is almost at ground level.

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.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 442152, SX66SE135 (Website). SDV363416.

Approximately SX 65006000 Cairn sited on a hill slope at the junction of two reaves. Diameter 8 metres, height 0.3 metres.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV151937Site Visit: Hankin, C. F.. 1977. Cairn north of Butter Brook. Digital.
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.
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. 30-33, Map 53, Figure 53.9. [Mapped feature: #128851 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 442152, SX66SE135.

Associated Monuments

MDV27912Related to: Cairn at east end of Bullaven Reave, Harford (Monument)
MDV130037Related to: Cairn at south end of stone row, Harford (Monument)
MDV42373Related to: Cairn north-east of Harford Moor Gate, Harford (Monument)
MDV13092Related to: Cairn north-east of Moorgate, Harford (Monument)
MDV130031Related to: Cairn on Lower Piles to the north of Butter Brook, Harford (Monument)
MDV130032Related to: Cairn on Lower Piles to the north of Butter Brook, Harford (Monument)
MDV130033Related to: Cairn on Lower Piles to the north of Butter Brook, Harford (Monument)
MDV130034Related to: Cairn on Lower Piles to the north of Butter Brook, Harford (Monument)
MDV13094Related to: Cairn on Lower Piles, near the valley of Butter Brook, Harford (Monument)
MDV4305Related to: Cairn south-east of Lower Piles, Harford (Monument)
MDV13091Related to: Cairn to north of Butter Brook, Harford (Monument)
MDV4256Related to: Cairn with a cist and retaining kerb south-east of Lower Piles, Harford (Monument)
MDV13166Related to: Lower Piles stone alignment, Harford (Monument)
MDV16515Related to: Possible cairn south of the Bullaven Reave, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 10 2021 2:33PM