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HER Number:MDV20076
Name:Cairn 393 metres north-east of Headless Cross, Moretonhampstead

Summary

The possible remains of a kerbed cairn with a cist. It comprises a disturbed mound of sub-rectangular form 8.0 by 7.0 by 0.6 metres high. There are three stone slabs set in a mound around a hollow 0.4 metres deep. To the northern edge 3 or 4 stones set on edge give the impression of a kerb.

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/74
  • 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, SX78NE35 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV295865.

Site visit 6th January 1982. The possible remains of a kerbed cairn with a cist. It comprises a bracken covered disturbed mound of sub-rectangular form 8.0 by 7.0 by 0.6 metres high. There are three stone slabs set in a mound around a hollow 0.4 metres deep. To the northern edge 3 or 4 stones set on edge give the impression of a kerb.


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Cairn shown.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1982. SX78NE35. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #82667 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 9:19AM