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


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


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

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/67
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=20/2/1977 (turner) cairn despoiled for building wall nearby. Diameter 20m, height 0.5m (grinsell).

Prowse, A. B., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV235354.

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

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250327.

Not visible on raf verticals (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250329.

Prowse, a. B. /tda/38(1906)415 map/the forest bounds near princetown.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250330.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)147.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250331.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250332.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250333.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)38-9 71/ring cairns, stone circles and related monuments on dartmoor/b13.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250334.

Grinsell, l. V. /corn. Arch. Soc. /36(1978)147.

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

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

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

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

Cairn is clearly visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV235354Migrated Record: Prowse, A. B..
SDV250327Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV250329Migrated Record:
SDV250330Migrated Record:
SDV250331Migrated Record:
SDV250332Migrated Record:
SDV250333Migrated Record:
SDV250334Migrated Record:
SDV345521Report - Survey: 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.
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