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HER Number:MDV2313
Name:Small cairn on Wigford Down


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 48.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Butler's cairn 8. Small cairn at the base of 2 (MDV2312). It measures 5.0 metres by 0.2 metres and is hollowed at the centre like 9 (MDV48904).

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.

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 48.1.
SDV345751Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital. [Mapped feature: #83695 ]

Associated Monuments

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

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 8 2017 12:24PM