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HER Number:MDV2313
Name:Small cairn on Wigford Down, Meavy


One of a group of four cairns or remains of cairns on or near the summit of Wigford Down. This cairn lies to the immediate south-east of a large damaged summit cairn (MDV2312) and measures 5.0 metres by 0.2 metres.


Grid Reference:SX 546 650
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walling of Bronze age parallel reave field system with hut circle settlements and cairns, plus deserted Medieval settlements with long houses and pillow mounds, on Wigford Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/4
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 80, Map 48, Figure 48.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Wigford Down cairn '8' at SX54676508 of 5.0 metres diameter by 0.2 metres high. Small cairn at the base of cairn '2' (MDV2312). It is hollowed at the centre.

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

Possibly visible on the aerial photography; appears to match Butler's plan.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, WD-6 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(24/03/2020) Feature could not be identified during site condition visit.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 80, Map 48, Figure 48.1.
SDV345751Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital. [Mapped feature: #83695 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WD-6.

Associated Monuments

MDV2312Related to: Large damaged summit cairn on Wigford Down, Meavy (Monument)
MDV2219Related to: Parallel reave system on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV2311Related to: Pool on Wigford Down. Meavy (Monument)
MDV48904Related to: Small cairn on Wigford Down, Meavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8316 - Wigford Down PAL survey

Date Last Edited:Apr 16 2021 11:08AM