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HER Number:MDV2516
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Shaugh Prior

Summary

A stony mound visible as an earthwork on the south-west facing slopes of Lee Moor on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards and visualisations derived from lidar data captured in 2013, is probably the remains of a cairn of Bronze Age date.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 584 639
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/75
  • Old SAM County Ref: 587
  • Old SAM Ref: 10611

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=4/9/1975 (grinsell) cairn at end of cross-dyke, which may have been cut into it. Diam 12.0m, height 1.0m.

Fleming, A., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139025.

Cairn is probably earlier than cross-dyke (fleming).

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV147831.

Vis=-/-/- (ancient monuments) one of two cairns on lee moor. Diam 10.6m, height 0.9m.

NMR CITING OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV147834.

Vis=23/8/1977 (os) round, flat-topped cairn, 12m by 11.2m and 0.8m high, which lies on a gently sloping ridge at 355m above od. Now turf covered, it is in good condition. It is possibly just overlaid by the bank of the 'cross dyke' or branch reave (nmr citing os).

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV147836.

Vis=est=-/-/1990 (ancient monuments) as above (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV147837.

Osa=sx56se8.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV147838.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)164.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV147839.

Fleming, a. Et al/pdas/31(1973)5 and map fig.1.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV147840.

Des=os/(23/8/1977)/as above.

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

Vis=1/6/1950 (os) cairn, turf covered. In good condition. Diameter 12m, height 0.7m.

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

Visible and recorded (rchm app 1985).

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp2 5143-5144 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

A mound is visible as a subtle earthwork.

NERC, 2013, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) Tellus: South Devon to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX5863 Tellus DTM 01-JUL-2013 to 31-AUG-2013 (Cartographic). SDV361514.

A mound is identifiable as an earthwork.

Google, 2019, Google Earth Pro, EARTH.GOOGLE.COM XX-XXX-2002 ACCESSED 14-OCT-2019 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363088.

A mound is identifiable 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.

An irregularly shaped stony mound is visible as an earthwork approximately 9 y 12m across on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2002 and visualisations derived from lidar data captured in 2013, at roughly 355m on the south-west facing slopes of Lee Moor.
The mound is probably the remains of a cairn of Bronze Age date.
The mound is situated between Cholwich Town Reave North (MDV15060) and a cross dyke earthwork (MDV15062) and might have been a marker for aligning the latter onto the former.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV139025Migrated Record: Fleming, A..
SDV147831Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV147834Report - Survey: NMR CITING OS.
SDV147836Report - Survey: AM.
SDV147837Migrated Record:
SDV147838Migrated Record:
SDV147839Migrated Record:
SDV147840Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. OSA. Card Index.
SDV26818Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV352279Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp2 5143-5144 12-JUL-1946.
SDV361514Cartographic: NERC. 2013. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) Tellus: South Devon to Dartmoor. Digital. LIDAR SX5863 Tellus DTM 01-JUL-2013 to 31-AUG-2013.
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.
SDV363088Aerial Photograph: Google. 2019. Google Earth Pro. Various. Digital. EARTH.GOOGLE.COM XX-XXX-2002 ACCESSED 14-OCT-2019.

Associated Monuments

MDV15062Related to: The Cross Dyke boundary, Lee Moor, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape
  • 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:Nov 18 2019 2:49PM