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


Three clearance cairns dating to the 18th/19th century in Raddick Plantation. Not seen in 2007.


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

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE107
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 440333
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/165

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

SX 57277028 Cairn found in 1976, diameter 8m and height 1m.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX57SE107 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV350770.

(23/07/1980) A pile of moss-covered but otherwise completely loose stones, elongated east-west is at the reference quoted by Grinsell in 1978 (Turner, J., undated). 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.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

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

Fletcher, M. J., 2007-2008, Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project (Report - Survey). SDV359195.

(09/08/2007) This cairn was not identifed because it is located within an overgrown 1920s confer plantation.
Not listed by Butler.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 176.
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.
SDV350770Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX57SE107. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV359195Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. J.. 2007-2008. Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project. English Heritage. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 11 2021 11:06AM