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HER Number:MDV14311
Name:Clearance cairns in Raddick Plantation, Walkhampton

Summary

Three clearance cairns dating to the 18th/19th century in Raddick Plantation.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 572 702
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/165
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 176 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Cairn, diameter 8 metres, height 1 metre.


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

Not visible due to tree cover on Royal Air Force 1946 aerial photographs.


Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor (Article in Serial). SDV229817.


Fletcher, M. J., 2007, Survey including cairns in Raddick plantation (Report - Survey). SDV350770.

A pile of moss-covered but otherwise completely loose stones, elongated east-west is at the reference quoted by Grinsell in 1978. It measures 7.9 metres by 4.8 metres and is 1.1 metres high. Two other smaller but similar cairns occur within 100 metres. All are in a conifer plantation but are undoubtedly clearance cairns, probably of 18/19th century date when the area was enclosed.
No survey action taken.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV229817Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 176.
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.
SDV350770Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. J.. 2007. Survey including cairns in Raddick plantation. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 17 2012 12:01PM