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HER Number:MDV2402
Name:Cairn on Penn Moor


Vis=30/5/1950 (os) a tumulus with a retaining circle, in poor condition. Diameter 12m, height 0.5m.


Grid Reference:SX 598 622
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/5
  • Old SAM Ref: 10759

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

ACV, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138508.

Mercer's site no 23 is incorrectly referenced to the above site. In fact mercer's no 23 should be referenced to sx56se/51 (acv).

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV138509.

Vis=est=-/-/1990 (ancient monuments) cairn consisting of mound of stone 12m diam, up to 0.6m high. Retaining kerb. Some stones have been moved about by visitors (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138512.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138513.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)136/cornwood 4.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138514.

Bate, c. S. /tda/5(1872)549-553/researches into some ancient tumuli on dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV138515.

Aph=nmr sx5962/1(8/4/1976).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138516.

Mercer, r. J. /upper plym valley survey/(1987)23.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138517.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)74/e7.

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

Vis=30/5/1950 (os) a tumulus with a retaining circle, in poor condition. Diameter 12m, height 0.5m.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV26818.

Visible and recorded (rchm app 1985).

BATE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV303967.

Vis=22/9/1975 (grinsell) cairn with inner retaining circle, of which at least 9 stones are still visible. Diameter 13.7m, height 0.6m. Cairn almost ruined, central cist destroyed. Retaining circle. Possible traces of double row leading west (bate).

Turner, J. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37204.

Platform circle with stone ring 7m internal diam around flat-topped cairn 0.6m high (turner).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record: ACV.
  • Report - Survey: AM.
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  • Aerial Photograph:
  • Migrated Record:
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  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
  • Migrated Record: BATE.
  • Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

Associated Monuments

MDV12913Related to: Barrow on Penn Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 27 2015 9:40AM