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HER Number:MDV20150
Name:Doubtful cairn west of Emmets Post, Shaugh Prior


Doubtful cairn of 10 metres diameter by 0.7 metres high just to the west of Emmet's Post. Later rejected as a barrow


Grid Reference:SX 567 631
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56SE150
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/257

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) CAIRN (Constructed, Unknown date)

Full description

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 179 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Visited on 28th july 1972. 'Cairn' - perhaps a spoilheap. Hollow centred. Diameter 10 metres, height 0.7 metres. Just west of Emmet's Post. Rejected by Grinsell as a barrow in his Dartmoor Corpus.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not recorded.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, unknown, SX56SE150, SX56SE150 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV163787.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV163787Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. unknown. SX56SE150. OSAD Card. Card Index. SX56SE150.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 179. [Mapped feature: #10375 ]
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.

Associated Monuments

MDV2439Related to: Emmets Post Barrow north-west of Blackaton Cross, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5575 - Photographic Recording of Structures at Shaugh Lake Clay Works

Date Last Edited:Jan 2 2022 10:13AM