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HER Number:MDV15372
Name:Cairn 400 metres north-west of Mis Tor Farm

Summary

Base of ancient tumulus, about 20m in diameter, may have formed a bound of the ancient boundary between lydford and walkhampton (prowse).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 569 759
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of a Bronze age cairn on Walkhamton Common, north-west of Mis Tor Farm

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57NE49
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 439713
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/67

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250329.

Prowse, a. B. /tda/38(1906)415 map/the forest bounds near princetown. Base of ancient tumulus, about 20m in diameter, may have formed a bound of the ancient boundary between lydford and walkhampton (prowse).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250331.

Osa=sx57ne100.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 147 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(Visited February 1977) SX 56927595 Base of cairn despoiled for building of nearby wall. Diameter 20m, height 0.5m.

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

Not visible on Royal Air Force vertical aerial photographs.

Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 38-9 71 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Embanked stone circle, annular bank of earth and/or stones with outer edge of orthostats.20.5m internal diamETER, with bank 1.5m wide and 0.2m high.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1993-1998, Dartmoor Royal Forest Project (Report - Survey). SDV346608.

(16/09/1994) SX 56927595. A well preserved cairn located within the Prison Farm on the crest of a short ridge running south-east from Little Mis Tor. The site possesses magnificent views over West Devon and Cornwall. Overall the circular feature measures 20.5m in diameter and is a maximum of 0.9m high. It takes the form of a raised platform, slightly domed in the centre, approximately 0.5m above current ground level; it is enclosed by an unbroken bank which is 2.0m wide and stands 0.4m high above the platform. The bank contains several large boulders and slabs, especially on the south-west where they appear to form an interior facing. There is no sign of antiquarian delvings or wallstone quarrying.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Cartographic). SDV345521.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Cairn is clearly visible on the aerial photography.

Historic England, 2021-2022, NRHE to HER website, Accessed 23/08/2021 (Website). SDV364039.

Visited 06-Aug-2002. No Change (citing Probert SAJ 03-AUG-2002 EH Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV229817Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume. 38-9 71.
SDV250329Migrated Record:
SDV250331Migrated Record:
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 147.
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.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #81569 ]
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV346608Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1993-1998. Dartmoor Royal Forest Project. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown.
SDV364039Website: Historic England. 2021-2022. NRHE to HER website. https://nrhe-to-her.esdm.co.uk/NRHE. Website. Accessed 23/08/2021.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project
  • EDV8714 - Survey of Dartmoor Prison Farm

Date Last Edited:Aug 23 2021 10:17AM