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HER Number:MDV24792
Name:Cairn east of Hapstead Ford, forming part of a cairn cemetery, Holne

Summary

Mardle Valley '4' cairn (Butler). Cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery in the Mardle Valley

Location

Grid Reference:SX 676 689
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66NE3
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/31
  • Old SAM Ref: 28766.04
  • Pastscape: 441357

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC (Between))

Full description

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

Not visible on aerial photograph.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152232 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 19th May 1999. Cairn at SX67616895 forming part of a cairn cemetery in the Mardle Valley.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 172-3, Map 58, Figure 58.8 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Mardle Valley '4' cairn at SX67616895 of 9.0 metres diamter by 0.4 metres high has been dug into.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Cartographic). SDV345521.

Cairn shown on survey.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441357, SX66NE3 (Website). SDV363416.

Field Investigation on 26th June 1977. Three cairns lie on a steep south west facing slope between
395 metres and 380 metre above OD.
Field Investigation on 6th January 1997. Cairn 'C' at SX 67626896 is a round cairn, 9.5 metres diameter and 0.5 metres high constructed of larger boulders than 'A' or 'B' and lies on a steeper clitter strewn slope.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

One of two 'Cairns' shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1019270 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

The monument, which falls into four areas of protection, includes four cairns, forming part of a cairn cemetery situated on a gentle south facing slope overlooking the valley of River Mardle. The southern cairn is flat-topped, 0.7 metres high and 9.9 metres in diameter. A number of edge edge set stones around the periphery of the mound represent a kerb. Hollows and trenches cutting into all four cairns indicate that they have been subjected to early undocumented investigations.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152232.
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.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 172-3, Map 58, Figure 58.8.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441357, SX66NE3.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #129138 ]
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1019270.

Associated Monuments

MDV5204Related to: Cairn east of Hapstead Ford in the Mardle Valey, Holne (Monument)
MDV5204Related to: Cairn east of Hapstead Ford in the Mardle Valey, Holne (Monument)
MDV5204Related to: Cairn east of Hapstead Ford in the Mardle Valey, Holne (Monument)
MDV5204Related to: Cairn east of Hapstead Ford in the Mardle Valey, Holne (Monument)
MDV5203Related to: One of a group of cairns east of Hapstead Ford, Holne (Monument)
MDV5308Related to: One of four cairns 560 metres east of Hapstead Ford, Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 6 2021 12:41PM