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HER Number:MDV21082
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Peter Tavy

Summary

Cairn on white hill. Os cairn e. Not scheduled. Vis=22/6/1974 (grinsell) probable cairn, hollow centre. Diameter 8m, height 0.3m. Peter tavy 5a (grinsell)vis=13/8/1979 (os) cairn 8.6m diameter, 0.4m high. Pit measures 4.3m across, 0.5m deep. Possibly a cairn excavated by baring gould (os)vis=est=-/-/1992 (gerrard) diam 10m, height 0.4m. Central hollow 3m long by 2.5m wide by 0.3m deep is probably the result of baring gould's 1888 excavation which revealed a pan or basin containing ashes and charcoal (mpp).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 531 836
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/3/5
  • Old SAM County Ref: 20345

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Unknown, MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA (Migrated Record). SDV331.

Cairn on white hill. Os cairn e. Not scheduled. Vis=22/6/1974 (grinsell) probable cairn, hollow centre. Diameter 8m, height 0.3m. Peter tavy 5a (grinsell)vis=13/8/1979 (os) cairn 8.6m diameter, 0.4m high. Pit measures 4.3m across, 0.5m deep. Possibly a cairn excavated by baring gould (os)vis=est=-/-/1992 (gerrard) diam 10m, height 0.4m. Central hollow 3m long by 2.5m wide by 0.3m deep is probably the result of baring gould's 1888 excavation which revealed a pan or basin containing ashes and charcoal (mpp).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV223613.

Osa=sx58sw4e.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV223614.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)159.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV223615.

Baring gould, s. /tda/20(1888)47-8.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 106-107 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Over sixty cairns are visible on the slopes of White Hill, grouped into four cemeteries. The south-west cemetery includes the largest cairns laid out in a line. [From west to east] Cairn 6 has been much damaged. Circa 7.5 metres diameter, 0.5 metres high.


Cartographic Engineering, 2006, Dartmoor 2006 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345590.

Cairn visible on aerial photograph.


English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Round cairn 300m south-west of White Hill summit, forming part of the White Hill round cairn cemetery. This monument includes a round cairn situated on a gentle west-facing slope overlooking Willsworthy Army Camp. The cairn mound measures 10m in diameter and stands up to 0.4m high. A shallow hollow in the centre of the mound is probably the result of a partial excavation by Baring Gould in 1888. This work revealed a pan or basin containing ashes and charcoal.
Despite evidence for partial excavation, the round cairn 300m south-west of White Hill summit survives comparatively well and forms part of the White Hill round cairn cemetery which includes three ring cairns and nine round cairns.
Date scheduled: 25th February 1993.

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. 106-107.
SDV223613Migrated Record:
SDV223614Migrated Record:
SDV223615Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV345590Aerial Photograph: Cartographic Engineering. 2006. Dartmoor 2006 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital. [Mapped feature: #82986 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV50152Part of: South-west Cairn Cemetery on White Hill, Peter Tavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 10:43AM