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HER Number:MDV2402
Name:Cairn on Penn Moor, Cornwood

Summary

A mound visible as an earthwork on the south-west facing slopes below Penn beacon on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards and visualisations derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017, is probably the remains of a cairn of Bronze Age date. Field investigation reveals the mound to be in poor condition with some modern disturbance.

Location

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
  • Pastscape: 439285

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.

Osa=sx56se63.

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).

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, Devon County Council RAF/CPE/UK/1890 2291-2293 10-DEC-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

A mound is visible as an earthwork.

Environment Agency, 1998-2017, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX5962 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

A mound is visible as an earthwork.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 1999-2017, Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs, Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX5962 03-MAY-2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363087.

A mound is visible as an earthwork.

Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2019-2020, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP) (Interpretation). SDV362982.

A roughly oval mound is visible as an earthwork approximately 13 by 12m in size on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards and visualisations derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017, just above the 330m contour on the south-west facing slopes below Penn Beacon.
A hollow is identifiable cut into the centre on the mound from the south-east.
The mound is probably the remains of a cairn of Bronze Age date.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV138508Migrated Record: ACV.
SDV138509Report - Survey: AM.
SDV138512Migrated Record:
SDV138513Migrated Record:
SDV138514Migrated Record:
SDV138515Aerial Photograph:
SDV138516Migrated Record:
SDV138517Migrated Record:
SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). Devon County Council RAF/CPE/UK/1890 2291-2293 10-DEC-1946.
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. OSA. Card Index.
SDV26818Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV303967Migrated Record: BATE.
SDV361470Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2017. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX5962 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017. [Mapped feature: #84407 ]
SDV362982Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2019-2020. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP). Historic England Research Report. Digital.
SDV363087Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 1999-2017. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Aerial Photography for Great Britain Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX5962 03-MAY-2007.
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

Associated Monuments

MDV12913Related to: Barrow on Penn Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8098 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey, Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (Ref: ACD2040)

Date Last Edited:Dec 20 2019 4:35PM