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HER Number:MDV15378
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest

Summary

Vis=9/3/1982 (greeves + robinson) prehistoric long cairn 16m long, 6.50m width (max), 1m high (highest at ne end). Small rectangular depression in ne end and stone slab set on edge at sw end. Composed mostly of small stone, covered with gorse and is disturbed by track at sw end (worksheet).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 651 814
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/162

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

FLETCHER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV10257.

Oriented approx n-s downslope it measures 15.7m long, an average 7.3m wide and a max 0.75m high. Heather-covered, it is apparently composed of stone and soil although 2 boulder-slabs are visible in a disturbed area on the sw side. One of these boulders set upright on the fringe of the mound is 1.5m long and 0.3m high. A shallow pit c.2m in diam occupies the top of the n end of the mound and a ragged, eroded channel, possibly an excavation trench follows the spine; the s end has been mutilated and spread. No side ditches are visible although a narrow level belt of stone-free turf exists along both the e & w sides. The origin and function of this feature cannot be deduced with absolute certainty. However, its function, form and size indicate that it is not a prehistoric monument but that it is most likely to be a damaged pillow mound of probably post medieval origin (fletcher).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1142.

Vis=9/3/1982 (greeves + robinson) prehistoric long cairn 16m long, 6.50m width (max), 1m high (highest at ne end). Small rectangular depression in ne end and stone slab set on edge at sw end. Composed mostly of small stone, covered with gorse and is disturbed by track at sw end (worksheet).


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250301.

Not visible on 1946 raf photos (rchm app 1985).


RCHME, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV250302.

Vis=11/9/1990 (rchme) at sx65188148. This disturbed oval shaped mound is situated on a gentle sw-facing slope in clitter-covered rough moorland grazing at 429m od.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250306.

Des=worksheet in parish file(plan).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250307.

Des=fletcher, m. J. /(11/9/1990)/rchme field investigation.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250308.

Nmr=sx68se169.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250309.

Des=gerrard, s. /(-/-/2002)/mpp alternative action report.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV10257Migrated Record: FLETCHER.
SDV1142Migrated Record:
SDV250301Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV250302Report - Survey: RCHME.
SDV250306Migrated Record:
SDV250307Migrated Record:
SDV250308Migrated Record:
SDV250309Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 11:24AM