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


Vis=27/2/1977 (turner) disturbed cairn on west slope of standon hill. Has retaining circle. Possible site of crossing's 'poorly preserved cist'. Diameter 4m, height 0.45m (grinsell).


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

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/107
  • Old SAM Ref: 34477
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=27/2/1977 (turner) disturbed cairn on west slope of standon hill. Has retaining circle. Possible site of crossing's 'poorly preserved cist'. Diameter 4m, height 0.45m (grinsell).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1142.

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).

AM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV251771.

Round cairn 250m southeast of 'standon farm' survives as a 4.6m diameter mound up to 0.6m high. Edge set kerb stones protrude up to 0.7m high around the northern and eastern edges. A single upright stone within the ciarn may represent the remnants of a second ring of stones (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV251772.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)160.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV251773.

Crossing, w. /guide to dartmoor/(1912,1965)171.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV251774.

Des=worksheet + sketch plan(greeves 1983).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV251775.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV251776.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)72/d15.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV251777.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV251778.

Des=ancient monuments/(21/1/2004)/as above.

Turner, J. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37204.

Not visible raf verticals (rchm app 1985) ring setting, internal diam 3.7m, around possible central cist (turner).

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

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

Cairn is clearly visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV1142Migrated Record:
SDV251771Migrated Record: AM.
SDV251772Migrated Record:
SDV251773Migrated Record:
SDV251774Migrated Record:
SDV251775Migrated Record:
SDV251776Migrated Record:
SDV251777Migrated Record:
SDV251778Migrated Record:
SDV345521Report - Survey: 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 ]
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 14 2013 11:50AM