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HER Number:MDV22746
Name:Cairn 500 metres south of Brinsbach Farm


Possible prehistoric cairn recorded south of Brinsbach Farm. This site is included in the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.


Grid Reference:SX 481 792
Map Sheet:SX47NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMary Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric ring cairn 510 metres south of Brinsbach Farm, Mary Tavy

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47NE/42
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Greeves, T. A. P., 1983, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV276573.

One of two probable prehistoric cairns close by the highest piece of rough ground almost 1.5 kilometres west-north-west of Burnford Farm. This, the most westerly cairn lies immediately east of the south-east corner of a modern enclosure. It appears to have been heavily robbed on its north side and cut through by an east-west ditch on the south. Original maximum diameter approximately 20.0 metres.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV276573Site Visit: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1983. Digital.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV22747Related to: Ring cairn 510 metres south of Brinsbach Farm, Mary Tavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 28 2013 9:03AM