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HER Number:MDV20156
Name:Prehistoric Cairn 400 metres north of Moor Gate, Okehampton Hamlets

Summary

Remains of a small Prehistoric cairn to the east of Camp Road and north of Moor Gate

Location

Grid Reference:SX 591 935
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of a Bronze age cairn 550 metres north of Moor Gate, Okehampton Park

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX59SE28
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/71
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX59SE28
  • Pastscape: 440892
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158, 5359 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349143.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 159 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visit 27th February 1977. Cairn, disturbed on west side. Diameter 7.0 metres, height 0.5 metres.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Visible and recorded at SX59249358.


Wessex Archaeology, 2001, Okehampton Camp Devon. Archaeological Desk Based Assessment and Earthwork Survey, 7, Appendix 1 (Report - Survey). SDV360511.

Stony mound lying in farmland. It is considered to be an unusual survivor within a cultivated area. It does not seem to have been ploughed supporting the theory that the Medieval occupation in this area was relatively short-lived. Remains of a Bronze Age cairn 7 metres diameter by 0.5 metres high lying to the north-east of the Camp.


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

SX59159353. A small, largely turf-covered cairn lies on the south side of Camp Road some 550 metres north of Moor Gate. It measures 12 metres north to south by 11.3 metres and stands a maximum of 0.6 metres high.


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

Cairn is visible on the aerial photography.


National Monument Record, 2015, Pastscape, 440892 (Website). SDV357603.

A small, largely turf-covered cairn lies on the south side of Camp Road some 550 metres north of Moor Gate. It measures 12 metres north to south by 11.3 metres and stands a maximum of 0.6 metres high. National Monuments Record No. SX59SE28. Record last updated: 2003.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 159.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #82691 ]
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV349143Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 5359.
SDV357603Website: National Monument Record. 2015. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 440892.
SDV360511Report - Survey: Wessex Archaeology. 2001. Okehampton Camp Devon. Archaeological Desk Based Assessment and Earthwork Survey. Wessex Archaeology Report. 50171. A4 Comb Bound. 7, Appendix 1.

Associated Monuments

MDV14219Related to: Okehampton Deer Park. Okehampton Hamlets (Park/Garden)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5544 - Building Recording and Earthwork Survey at Okehampton Camp
  • EDV8007 - Okehampton Camp Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment and Earthwork Survey (Ref: 50171.01)
  • EDV3474 - Earthwork survey of Okehampton Castle and Park

Date Last Edited:Jan 11 2019 9:20AM