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HER Number:MDV20149
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Shaugh Prior


Vis=7/5/1976 (grinsell) cairn found by g. M. Spooner. Hollow centre, diameter 5.5m, height 0.4m.


Grid Reference:SX 586 635
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/256

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


Not recorded (rchm app 1985). Vis=18/8/1980 (os) a cairn, turf covered as measured and described by grinsell (os). Vis=18/5/1994 (gerrard) round cairn lies 16.9m n of a large broadly contemporary cairn and survives as a 6m diam mound standing up to 0.7m high. A number of edge set stones denote the circumference of the cairn and represent a kerb which survives partly as a buried feature. A central hollow, 1.7m by 1.3m by 0.5m deep, indicates that the cairn has been robbed or partially excavated. Vis=the mercer survey shows this cairn lying 4m to the west of the large cairn (sx56se/11), there is however no trace of a cairn at this point (mpp).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=7/5/1976 (grinsell) cairn found by g. M. Spooner. Hollow centre, diameter 5.5m, height 0.4m.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV162749.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)164.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV162750.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV162751.

Thackray, c. /the upper plym valley: the management of an historic landscape/(1994).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV162752.


Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV162749Migrated Record:
SDV162750Migrated Record:
SDV162751Migrated Record:
SDV162752Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM