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HER Number:MDV20073
Name:Cairn 370 metres north-east of Headless Cross, Moretonhampstead

Summary

Cairn north-east of Headless Cross, Mardon Down. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 774 879
Map Sheet:SX78NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of a pair of Bronze Age cairns north-east of Headless Cross, Mardon Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NE/71
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1982, SX78NE33 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV295995.

Site visit 16th February 1982. A grass and bracken covered cairn, 8.0 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high, forming the south-western terminal of a prehistoric field bank. The mound could represent stones gathered to extend the bank further southwest, but its neat form suggests that it was a ritual cairn.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This cairn was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV295995Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1982. SX78NE33. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #82665 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 9:19AM