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HER Number:MDV14685
Name:Cairn and cist south of Barn Hill, Whitchurch


Cairn and cist south of Barn Hill of 5.7 metres diameter by 0.2 metres high with a cist of 1.0 metres by 0.6 metres and 0.3 metres deep


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: SX57SW27
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 440455
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SW/50
  • Old SAM Ref: 22367
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX57SW27
  • Pastscape: 440455

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Fox, A., 1973, South West England 3,500BC - AD600 (Revised Edition), 70 (Monograph). SDV16216.

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

SX 53437458 Visited in May 1976. Cairn enclosing a cist aligned south-south-west to north-north-east. The capstone is missing. Diameter of cairn 4.6 metres height 0.15 metres

Turner, J., 1978, Field work on Dartmoor, 3 (Article in Serial). SDV225201.

Barnes Hill. Cairn 4.5 metres diameter. Cist 0.5 metresby 0.65 metres. No capstone.

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

Not visible on RAF 1946 verticals.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 33-4, Map 44, figure 44.8 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Barn Hill S Cairn at SX53327457 of circa 5.0 metres diameter by 0.1 metres high with a cist. The cist on the southern flank of Barn Hill is not easy to locate amongst the scattered up-ended blocks naturally disposed over this part of the hillside. The four sides of the cist are in place but the capstone has gone as has most of the mound. A few flat slabs lying in an arc around the east side give a rough guide to its original dimensions.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1020007 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

(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 Monument Notification, 07/03/2002).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 33-4, Map 44, figure 44.8.
SDV16216Monograph: Fox, A.. 1973. South West England 3,500BC - AD600 (Revised Edition). South West England. Hardback Volume. 70.
SDV225201Article in Serial: Turner, J.. 1978. Field work on Dartmoor. Devon Archaeological Society Newsletter. 9 Jan. 3.
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.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1020007.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 19 2021 10:51AM