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HER Number:MDV14779
Name:Cairn at north-east end of stone row, Drizzlecombe


Cairn lies at the north-east end of Row A of the Drizzlecombe group. Cairn measures 6.7 metres in diameter, up to 0.8 metres high, with central hollow 2.3 metres by 1.5 metres by 0.25 metres deep.


Grid Reference:SX 591 669
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/277/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 462
  • Old SAM Ref: 24104

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


Vis=12/3/1993 (gerrard) at sx59166695.6.7m diam cairn, up to 0.8m high, with central hollow 2.3m by 1.5m by 0.25m deep. Small number of edge stones around the periphery represent a kerb. Large flat stone, 1.7m by 1m by 0.3m thick, situated immediately s of the mound may be the displaced coverstone from a cist (mpp).

WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

Cairn, uncircled, at ne end of row a of drizzlecombe group.5.4m in diameter (worth).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=29/7/1972 (grinsell) diameter 6m and height 0.7m.

QUINNELL, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1356.

Vis=10/9/1995 (quinnell) at sx59166695 at ne end of worth's row 17, which is aligned upon the centre.0.6m high with diams of 7.3m by 6.5m, with flattish top 3.3m across eccentric to the perimeter. In this is an excavation pit 2.3m wide by 0.25m deep. Ne edge of cairn is relatively straight, perhaps distorted by robbing a 1m band of stone. If so it would account for the offset top and excavation which would normally be central. On nw side a slight tunnel has been dug for 3.5m along the perimeter.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=30/5/1950 (os) a turf covered cairn 5.5m diameter and 0.8m high with no retaining circle.

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV272624.

Vis=-/-/- (ancient monuments) 5.48m diameter, 0.61m high.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV272626.

Recorded (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV272630.

Worth, r. H. /tda/78(1946)293/the stone rows of dartmoor, part 1.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV272631.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)168/dartmoor barrows.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV272632.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV272633.

Aph=nmr/sf 2134/79(12/4/1983).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV272634.

Des=quinnell, n. V. /(10/9/1995)/worksheet + plan in pf.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV272635.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities/3(1994)137.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV272636.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV272637.

Das field guide/11(1995)/the drizzlecombe stone rows/in pf.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV1356Migrated Record: QUINNELL.
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV272624Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV272626Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV272630Migrated Record:
SDV272631Migrated Record:
SDV272632Migrated Record:
SDV272633Aerial Photograph:
SDV272634Migrated Record:
SDV272635Migrated Record:
SDV272636Migrated Record:
SDV272637Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV6808Migrated Record: WORTH.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 22 2015 1:42PM