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HER Number:MDV21510
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest


A subcircular, grass covered, robbed cairn.


Grid Reference:SX 631 778
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/155
  • Old SAM Ref: 28718

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, SX67NW85 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV229823.

Circular mark, possibly a small hut circle or burial mound with a hollow centre. Other details: Photograph, Plan.

Royal Air Force, 1964, F63/58/6399, 030-031 (Aerial Photograph). SDV229824.

Ordnance Survey, 1979, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV229818.

On a south facing slope at 394m OD is a grass covered cairn with a partly concealed kerb of large stones. It measures 11.2m north-south by 9.2m transversely in diameter, and is 1.0m in height with a 0.5m deep central depression.

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

Not recorded.

Pattison, P., 1989, RCHME Archaeological Survey and Evaluation: Powder Mills and Gawler (Report - Evaluation). SDV229819.

A subcircular robbed cairn situated at SX63167783 on a moderate W slope with extensive views from NW through S to E. The cairn is composed of medium size stones, now partly grass-covered with several large stones on the NW margin representing part of a kerb. In plan it is sub-circular between 8.4 and 10.1m diameter and between 0.4 to 0.8m high. A low tongue-shaped projection on the E side is probably spoil from a large hole cut down into the centre, 3.8m across and 0.65m deep; the result of a determined excavation. Other details: Scale 1:10000.

Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 74 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Turner records a platform circle at SX63177784. A ring of kerb stones, 6m internal diam, enclosing a flat-topped cairn 0.4m high. Other details: E11.

Gerrard, S., 1998, 149210 (Site Visit). SDV229820.

Round cairn 400m SW of Arch Tor.
Diam 8.7m, height 0.9m. Central pit 3.5m by 3.5m by 0.7m deep. Grass and gorse covered mound. Spoil from central pit thrown out SE forming an elongated mound leading from the cairn. Stones protrude through the turf. Large edge set stones on NW side may indicate the presence of a kerb.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2000, Untitled Source (Correspondence). SDV229822.

SMC granted for the re-positioning of a gate, the erection of a temporary stock fence and the planting of Alder trees.

DCMS, 2004, Untitled Source (Correspondence). SDV321117.

SMC granted for works concerning the installation of safety railings and removal of dumped material.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 74.
SDV229818Site Visit: Ordnance Survey. 1979.
SDV229819Report - Evaluation: Pattison, P.. 1989. RCHME Archaeological Survey and Evaluation: Powder Mills and Gawler. RCHME Report.
SDV229820Site Visit: Gerrard, S.. 1998. 149210. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset..
SDV229822Correspondence: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2000. Scheduled Monument Consent Letter.
SDV229823Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey. SX67NW85.
SDV229824Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1964. F63/58/6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 030-031.
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.
SDV321117Correspondence: DCMS. 2004. Scheduled Monument Consent Letter.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1067 - RCHME Archaeological Survey and Evaluation: Powder Mills and Gawler

Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 11:27AM