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HER Number:MDV14685
Name:Cairn and cist on Barn Hill


Barnes hill. Cairn 4.5m diameter. Cist 50cm x 65cm. No capstone (turner).


Grid Reference:SX 533 745
Map Sheet:SX57SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 440455
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SW/50
  • Old SAM Ref: 22367
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225197.

Not visible on raf 1946 verticals (rchm app 1985).

CITED BY OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV225198.

Vis=-/5/1976 (grinsell) cairn enclosing a cist aligned ssw-nne. The capstone is missing. Diameter of cairn 4.6m, height 0.15m (cited by os).

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV225199.

Vis=est -/-/2001 (ancient monuments) cairn + cist on barn hill, 840m ne of moortown farm.

AM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225200.

Cairn survives as 5.7m diam mound, up to 0.2m high. Cist slightly s of centre, 0.98m by 0.6m by 0.3m deep. Base of cist is level with present ground surface and side stones protrude 0.3m high above this. Lies within extensive coaxial field system which forms the subject of separate schedulings (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225201.

Turner, j. /das newsletter/9 jan (1978)3/fieldwork on dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225202.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)176.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225203.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225204.

Fox, a. /south west england/(1973 revised ed)70.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225205.

Des=ancient monuments/(2001)/as above.

Turner, J. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37204.

Barnes hill. Cairn 4.5m diameter. Cist 50cm x 65cm. No capstone (turner).

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

SX 53337458. A Bronze Age cairn and cist on Barn Hill. The cairn mound measures 5.7 metres in diameter and stands up to 0.2 metres high. The cist lies slightly south of the cairn's centre and survives as a 0.98 metre long by 0.6 metre wide and 0.3 metre deep stone-lined pit. Scheduled.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV225197Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV225198Report - Survey: CITED BY OS.
SDV225199Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV225200Migrated Record: AM.
SDV225201Migrated Record:
SDV225202Migrated Record:
SDV225203Migrated Record:
SDV225204Migrated Record:
SDV225205Migrated Record:
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. [Mapped feature: #81313 ]
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 11:23AM