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HER Number:MDV20141
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Sheepstor


Vis=27/2/1977 (turner following spooner) cairn, diameter 5.5m, height 0.7m (grinsell).


Grid Reference:SX 574 681
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/295

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=27/2/1977 (turner following spooner) cairn, diameter 5.5m, height 0.7m (grinsell).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=24/5/1979 (os) near the hill crest on a sw-facing grass covered slope in an area of light surface disturbance is a circular earthen mound. It is 7.0m in overall diameter and up to 0.9m high with a scrub covering. Its position suggests the possibility of a barrow, but dumping cannot be ruled out.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250749.

Not visible 1946 raf verticals (rchm app 1985).

NMR, CITING ANON TYPESCRIPT, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250750.

A cairn 4m in diam and 0.6m high showing "signs of little weathering and is covered in gorse" (nmr, citing anon typescript).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250751.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)165.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV250752.


Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV250749Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV250751Migrated Record:
SDV250752Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 11:21AM