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HER Number:MDV19196
Name:Cairn on Miltor Mator Common, Dainton


Cairn built over an abandoned activity or occupation area.


Grid Reference:SX 858 668
Map Sheet:SX86NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishIpplepen
Ecclesiastical ParishIPPLEPEN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86NE/50/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Silvester, R. J., 1980, The Prehistoric Open Settlement at Dainton, South Devon, 17-48 (Article in Serial). SDV346300.

Feature S1. Excavated 1975. Stony mound 13.5 by 9.0 metres, 0.4 metres high, no indication of structural features. Most finds came from the surface or within clayey soil sealed below the stones. The mound seems to have been deliberately constructed over an abandoned activity area of uncertain character. A scatter of pottery and flints were found in the body of the cairn and in the soil around the perimeter. However, most of the finds came from the surface, including two quern fragments, a smoothed fragment of tuff and some water-worn pebbles, as well as flint, pottery and bone.

Timms, S. C., 1982, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV346301.

Site destroyed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346300Article in Serial: Silvester, R. J.. 1980. The Prehistoric Open Settlement at Dainton, South Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 38. Paperback Volume. 17-48. [Mapped feature: #9620 ]
SDV346301Personal Comment: Timms, S. C.. 1982. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV8713Part of: Prehistoric field system at Dainton Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8214 - Excavation of Mounds at Milton Mator Common, Dainton, South Devon

Date Last Edited:Jan 3 2020 12:22PM