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HER Number:MDV14228
Name:Cairn 850 metres south-south-west of Yardworthy, Chagford

Summary

Small cairn situated at the south-western end of the remains of a double stone row. The cairn is bout 4 metres by 2.8 metres by 0.4 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 675 843
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/148
  • Old SAM Ref: 28754

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • CAIRN (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC)

Full description

Greeves, T., 06/10/1981, Barrow and Stone Row (Worksheet). SDV354608.

Small barrow with a maximum diameter of 5 metres and approximately 0.5 metres high with the remains of an apparent double stone row leading from it in a north-easterly direction.


The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Unit, 1985, The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV340940.

Not visible on RAF 1946 photos due to tree cover.


Probert, S. A. J., 1990, Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field Investigation (Report - Survey). SDV214863.

Site visit 9th January 1999. Barrow and double stone row at SX67608438. These features lie on the rounded ridge crest above it right bank of the south teign river. The surrounding area lies under peat and has large numbers of stone clearance pits and shallow erosion channels.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152190 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visit 14th June 1999. Cairn 850 metres south-south-west of Yardworthy. 4 metres by 2.8 metres by 0.4 metres high. Irregular shaped mound at the southern end of a double row. This cairn may have been disturbed by agricultural activities within this area. Gorse and grass covered, although the older gorse has been recently burnt off.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

Cairn recorded.


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

Cairn visible.


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

Barrow Tumulus marked.


English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Stone alignment and cairn 800 metres south-south-west of Yardworthy. The monument includes a double stone alignment and cairn situated on a gentle east facing slope overlooking the valley of the South Teign river. The cairn measures 4 metres long by 2.8 metres wide and stands up to 0.4 metres high. The double stone alignment leads north eastward from the cairn. The north western row includes at least four stones standing up 0.09 metres high, whilst only one stone in the south eastern row is visible.
The double stone alignment and cairn 800 metres SSW of Yardworthy survive comparatively well and together illustrate the small size of some examples of this type of monument. Both the cairn and alignment will contain archaeological and environmental information that will help to understand this apparently unusual site


Quinnell, N. V., 22/03/1995, Barrow (Worksheet). SDV214868.

A barrow of irregular plan, turf-covered. Although denuded it appears to be unexcavated. Its location, 3.0 metres from the south-western end of the Yardworthy Newtake stone row suggests that it represents a terminal for the row.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV214863Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1990. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field Investigation. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field Investigation. Unknown.
SDV214868Worksheet: Quinnell, N. V.. 22/03/1995. Barrow. Digital.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152190.
SDV340940Interpretation: The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Unit. 1985. The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project. The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project. Map (Paper).
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #81183 ]
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV354608Worksheet: Greeves, T.. 06/10/1981. Barrow and Stone Row.

Associated Monuments

MDV61337Related to: Yardworthy Newtake Stone Row, Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 19 2013 3:03PM