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HER Number:MDV22762
Name:Cairn on Yennadon Down, Meavy


Disturbed cairn on Yennadon Down recorded in 1977, covered in gorse. Location unconfirmed; Gerrard could not locate this feature when it was being considered for scheduling.


Grid Reference:SX 545 691
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NW35
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 439095
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/87

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275766.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275768.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 156, Meavy 1 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(February 1977) SX 54516912 Disturbed cairn on Yennadon Down, covered in gorse. Diameter 5.0 metres, height 0.6 metres.
Location approximate.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on 1946 Royal Air Force aerial photographs.

Gerrard, S., 1993-2010, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

(2002) Despite an extensive search of this area the cairn could not be found at the NGR. There are extensive patches of dense high gorse in the area, and it is possible that the cairn is hidden amongst one of these.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2010. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 156, Meavy 1. [Mapped feature: #83451 ]
SDV275766Migrated Record:
SDV275768Migrated Record:
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 13 2021 12:56PM