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HER Number:MDV14780
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Sheepstor


Cairn with retaining circle, 8.7m internal diameter, at ne end of row c of the drizzlecombe group (worth).


Grid Reference:SX 592 670
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/276/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 462
  • Old SAM Ref: 24104
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

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 sx59266705. Survives as a 9m diam mound standing up to 0.9m high. A central hollow, measuring 3m by 2.3m by 0.7m deep, represents the site of robbing or a partial early excavation. Surrounding the mound is a ring of 12 upright stones set 1.5m from its periphery. This type of cairn is described by turner as encircled (mpp).

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

Encircled cairn. Ring of orthostats 11.5m diam around cairn 7.7m diam and 0.7m high. Aligned nw of centre of stone row. Ring stones set leaning outwards, some on trigger stones (turner).

WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

Cairn with retaining circle, 8.7m internal diameter, at ne end of row c of the drizzlecombe group (worth).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=29/7/1972 (grinsell) external diameter 8m, height 1m.

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV272055.

Vis=-/-/- (ancient monuments) 10.46m diameter.

NMR, CITING OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV272056.

Vis=31/1/1979 (os) centre of cairn offset from line of row by c.0.6m. Diam 10.3m , 1m high. Ten stones in retaining circle. Small depression in top (nmr, citing os).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV272057.

Not visible 1946 raf verticals (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV272060.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV272061.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)168/dartmoor barrows/sheepstor 30.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV272062.

Turner, j. R/pdas/48(1990)48 54 78/f7.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV272063.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities/3(1994)138.

Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV272064.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV272065.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV272066.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV272055Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV272056Report - Survey: NMR, CITING OS.
SDV272057Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV272060Migrated Record:
SDV272061Migrated Record:
SDV272062Migrated Record:
SDV272063Migrated Record:
SDV272064National Monuments Record Database:
SDV272065Migrated Record:
SDV272066Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..
SDV6808Migrated Record: WORTH.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM