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HER Number:MDV20155
Name:Cairn 230 metres south-east of Standon Farm

Summary

Remains of a cairn measuring 4.6 metres in diameter and standing up to 0.6 metres high. A number of edge set stones, protruding up to 0.7 metres, surround the northern and eastern sides of the mound, representing a kerb. A single upright stone within the cairn may mark the remains of a second ring of stones.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 547 813
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX58SW54
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 440778
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/107
  • Old SAM Ref: 34477

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV251774.

Des=worksheet + sketch plan (greeves 1983). Vis=26/8/1983 (greeves) at least 13 slabs of the retaining circle survive. Diameter 5m w-e, 4.6m n-s. Remains of cairn within circle. Surrounding this cairn are at least four other 'conventional' cairns, forming a cairnfield. The locations of these are sketched on the worksheet. Several short lengths of walling lie to the west (worksheet).

Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 171 (Monograph). SDV320981.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 160 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(27/02/1977) Disturbed cairn on west slope of Standon Hill. Has retaining circle. Possible site of Crossing's 'poorly preserved cist'. Diameter 4m, height 0.45m.

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

Not visible on 1940s Royal Air Force verticals.

Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 72/D15 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Ring setting, internal diameter 3.7m, around possible central cist.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North (Monograph). SDV219155.

Depicted by Butler.

Probert, S. + Fletcher, M. + Newman, P., 1998, Willsworthy Training Area, Peter Tavy, Devon: An Archaeological survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (Report - Survey). SDV350638.

(01/08/1998) SX 54748137. A disturbed cairn measuring 5.2m N to S by 6.0m and standing a maximum of 0.3m high. Eight large upright slabs and boulders, up to 0.6m high, lie on the fringe of the mound to create a substantial retaining circle. There is no evidence to suggest the presence of a cist though is seems likely that the interior of the cairn has been used as a repository for cleared stone. A large number of relatively recent clearance cairns lie in the immediate area.

Probert, S., 2001, Willsworthy Training Area, Peter Tavy, Devon. Integrated Land Management Plan Implementation: Archaeological Condition Baseline Survey Appendices 2-5 (Report - Survey). SDV357727.

(23/01/2001) This feature remains as described.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Cartographic). SDV345521.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Cairn is clearly visible on the aerial photography.

Historic England, 2021-2022, NRHE to HER website, Accessed 22/11/2021 (Website). SDV364039.

Scheduled Monument Notification (22/12/2003 & 21/01/2004)
SX 54738137. Remains of a cairn measuring 4.6 metres in diameter and standing up to 0.6 metres high. A number of edge set stones, protruding up to 0.7 metres, surround the northern and eastern sides of the mound, representing a kerb. A single upright stone within the cairn may mark the remains of a second ring of stones. Scheduled.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume.
SDV229817Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume. 72/D15.
SDV251774Migrated Record:
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 160.
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.
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 171.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #82690 ]
SDV350638Report - Survey: Probert, S. + Fletcher, M. + Newman, P.. 1998. Willsworthy Training Area, Peter Tavy, Devon: An Archaeological survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV357727Report - Survey: Probert, S.. 2001. Willsworthy Training Area, Peter Tavy, Devon. Integrated Land Management Plan Implementation: Archaeological Condition Baseline Survey Appendices 2-5. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV364039Website: Historic England. 2021-2022. NRHE to HER website. https://nrhe-to-her.esdm.co.uk/NRHE. Website. Accessed 22/11/2021.

Associated Monuments

MDV131997Related to: Group of clearance cairns south-east of Standon Farm (Monument)
MDV131996Related to: Prospecting pit next to cairn south-east of Standon Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7368 - Survey of the Willsworthy Training Area, Peter Tavy (1998)
  • EDV6663 - Survey of the Willsworthy Training Area
  • EDV6664 - Survey of the Willsworthy Training Area
  • EDV6665 - Survey of the Willsworthy Training Area
  • EDV8141 - Condition survey of the Willsworthy Training Area

Date Last Edited:Nov 22 2021 10:40AM