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HER Number:MDV21514
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Widecombe in the Moor

Summary

Vis=-/9/1973 (os). Two possible cairns, both diameter 3.6m and height 0.3m. One is at above ngr, the other at sx68157381. Vis=-/7/1972 (grinsell). A cairn is visible at sx68147384. Diameter 4.0m, height 0.6m. Vis=not recorded (rchm app 1985). Vis=27/5/1980 (os). Two mounds are visible in the vicinity of grinsell's grid references. That at sx68147384 is circular, measuring 4.5m in diameter and 0.7m high. Adjacent is an elongated mound measuring 11.5m by 4.4m and 0.7m high. Both are constructed of small stone and are situated in the lower corner of a medieval field beside a hollow way. The position and shape of the mounds suggest that they are field clearance and of medieval or later date.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 681 738
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Dartmeet Parallel Reave System. Earthworks of an extensive area of prehistoric remains including complex field system, numerous hut circles, enclosures and cairns, overlain by medieval remains including Vaghill Warren, farmsteads and a large field syste

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/200
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=-/9/1973 (os). Two possible cairns, both diameter 3.6m and height 0.3m. One is at above ngr, the other at sx68157381. Vis=-/7/1972 (grinsell). A cairn is visible at sx68147384. Diameter 4.0m, height 0.6m. Vis=not recorded (rchm app 1985). Vis=27/5/1980 (os). Two mounds are visible in the vicinity of grinsell's grid references. That at sx68147384 is circular, measuring 4.5m in diameter and 0.7m high. Adjacent is an elongated mound measuring 11.5m by 4.4m and 0.7m high. Both are constructed of small stone and are situated in the lower corner of a medieval field beside a hollow way. The position and shape of the mounds suggest that they are field clearance and of medieval or later date.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288588.

Osa=sx67se116.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288589.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)178.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV288590.

Osa=sx67se128.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 17 2016 4:04PM