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HER Number:MDV13485
Name:Cairn on Piles Hill


Cairn found. Grass covered. Diameter 10m, height 0.3m.


Grid Reference:SX 653 610
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/342
  • Old SAM County Ref: 10561
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV151972.

Cairn on piles hill:vis=23/6/1973 (grinsell). Cairn found. Grass covered. Diameter 10m, height 0.3m. Vis=8/6/1976 (hankin, c. F. ). North-east of the two prominent cairns on piles hill, at 48m from the more northerly of the two. On flat, grassy ground which forms the plateau of piles hill. A low grass-covered round cairn which has the appearance of not having been disturbed. The mound has not been hollowed. This cairn is much smaller and quite different in character from the other two cairns on piles hill. A burial-type mound. It is not marked on the os 6" (1969). Diameter is 9.40m, height less than 0.50m and altitude c.398m. Vis=small cairn visible on 1980 nmr ap (rchm app 1985). Vis=27/7/1977 (os). At sx65356104, 100m north east of a cairn there is a circular mound measuring 8.5m in overall diameter and 0.3m high with a flat top 4.5m across. It is not an obvious cairn since the mound appears to be of soil with no surface stone. There is however nothing to suggest that it is of modern origin and it is possibly a small bowl barrow, or perhaps an old peat mound (os). Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments).10m diam, 0.3m high (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151973.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151974.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)140.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV151975.

Aph=nmr sf1743/76-77(9/4/1980).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151976.


Sources / Further Reading

SDV151972Report - Survey: AM.
SDV151973Migrated Record:
SDV151974Migrated Record:
SDV151975Aerial Photograph:
SDV151976Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 5 2016 10:28AM