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HER Number:MDV17699
Name:Cairn 420 metres south-west of White Hill summit, Peter Tavy

Summary

The southern of three closely spaced round cairns, circa 4.5 metres diameter, 0.3 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 530 836
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/99
  • Old SAM Ref: 20349
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Greeves, T., 1982, Barrow (Worksheet). SDV235756.

Site visit: 8th July 1982. Low mound circa 4 metres diameter located a few metres south of a scheduled barrow on the west slopes of White Hill. There is a possible bank running east-west on its north side.


The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Unit, 1985, The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV340940.

Not visible on Royal Air Force vertical photograph.


Gerrard, S., 1990-1994, Monument Protection Programme (Report - Survey). SDV350743.

The southern of three mounds. Diameter 4.5 metres, height 0.3 metres.


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

Cairn visible on aerial photograph.


English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Three round cairns 420m south-west of White Hill summit, forming part of White Hill round cairn cemetery. This monument includes three closely spaced round cairns situated on a gentle west-facing slope overlooking Willsworthy Army Camp. The northern cairn mound is flat topped and measures 13m in diameter and stands up to 0.8m high. A shallow trench extending from south-west to north-east through the centre of the mound is probably the result of a partial excavation by Baring Gould in 1888. This work revealed a pan or basin containing ashes and charcoal. The southern mound measures 4.5m in diameter and stands up to 0.3m high. The eastern mound has seen limited damage and measures 11m long by 4m wide and stands up to 0.25m high.
Despite evidence for partial excavation of the northern cairn, the three round cairns 420m south-west of White Hill summit survive comparatively well and form part of the White Hill round cairn cemetery which includes three ring cairns and nine round cairns.
Date scheduled: 23rd July 1963. Date of most recent amendment: 29th September 1993.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV235756Worksheet: Greeves, T.. 1982. Barrow. Worksheet.
SDV340940Interpretation: The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Unit. 1985. The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project. The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project. Map (Paper).
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #82080 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV350743Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-1994. Monument Protection Programme. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV50152Part of: South-west Cairn Cemetery on White Hill, Peter Tavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 13 2012 11:16AM