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HER Number:MDV2524
Name:Cairn on line of reave near Shaugh Cross

Summary

The remains of a turf-covered cairn adjacent to the line of the Main Saddleborough reave (MDV2573). It measures 8.9 metres to 10.5 metres across and is 0.8 metres high. Four or five kerb stones are visible mostly in the north-west quadrant; two are 0.4 metres high. The cairn has been disturbed and debris partially infills a robbing trench of the terminal reave.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 553 634
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Bronze age landscapes on Shaugh Moor and Wooter Moor comprising earthworks and walling of enclosures, hut circles, cairns, stone circles and rows, reaves and field systems, and medieval and post medieval field systems
  • Scheduled Monument 1003824: Barrow near Shaugh Cross

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56SE48
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/82
  • Old SAM County Ref: 275
  • Pastscape: 439245
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Worth, R. N., 1885, 7th Report of the Barrow Committee, 130 (Article in Serial). SDV140196.

Barrow diameter 12 metres, heig 1.0 metre, with a retaining circle.


Worth, R. H., 1946, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1, 291 (Article in Serial). SDV251172.

Barrow. A barrow lies 109.7 metres west from the retaining circle (SX56SE/24) of the stone row on Shaugh Moor. There is a kerb of stones visible and a wider spread of material up to 12.19 metres.


National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX5563, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV138651.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 165, Shaugh Prior 40 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(Visited 27/7/1972 and 8/5/1976) Cairn with retaining circle. Diameter 12.0 metres, height 1.0 metre.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX56SE48 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV145790.

(Visited 27/8/1980) A turf bracken covered cairn, (not on but skirted by a reave, SX 56 SE 78), with a diameter of 11.2 metres and a height of 0.9 metres. Three stones of retaining circle are visible in the north quadrant, others are apparently concealed by overspill. (See ground photograph and 1:2500 plan). Surveyed at 1:2500 on MSD.


Robinson, R., 1982, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982 (Un-published). SDV345608.

Department of Environment Field Monument Warden site visit 21st April 1982.


Collis, J., 1983, Field Systems and Boundaries on Shaugh Moor and at Wotter, Dartmoor, 55 fig 1 (Article in Serial). SDV144058.

Adjacent to the Wotter - Cadover Bridge road there is a cairn on the line of the Saddlesborough Main Reave (SX56SE-115). Measures 6 - 7 metres in diameter with traces of a kerb. Reave is too disturbed to establish a relationship.


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

Visible on 1976 aerial photographs and recorded on map overlay.


Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 73/E2 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Platform circle at Shaugh Cross. Only a few stones left in circle, 12 metres diameter. Central flat topped cairn 0.7 metres high.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, Map 48 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Cairn is depicted by Butler.


Fletcher, M. + Probert, S., 1998, Shaugh Moor, Devon: An Archaeological Survey (Report - Survey). SDV343481.

(01/12/1997) SX55326346. The remains of a turf-covered cairn located on a west-facing slope at 253 metres above Ordnance Datum and adjacent to the line of the reave. It measures 8.9 metres to 10.5 metres across and is 0.8 metres high. Four or five kerb stones are visible mostly in the north-west quadrant; two are 0.4 metres high. The cairn has been disturbed and debris partially infills a robbing trench of the terminal reave (SX 56 SE 78).


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, SM24 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 04/09/2019. The Royal Commission 1997 site description is good. There are two lightly used vehicle farm tracks to the north and south of cairn. Tracks start as one track from the road and go through the drainage channel pinch point then separates to pass either side of the cairn as shown on map. No damage to the cairn is being caused by tracks. The site is stable. Photo taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, SM24 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 04/09/2019. A photo taken looking south showing the cairn kerb stones on the north west quadrant


Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Cairn is depicted on the modern mapping.

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. Map 48.
SDV138651Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX5563. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1.
SDV140196Article in Serial: Worth, R. N.. 1885. 7th Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 17. Website. 130.
SDV144058Article in Serial: Collis, J.. 1983. Field Systems and Boundaries on Shaugh Moor and at Wotter, Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. A5 Paperback. 55 fig 1.
SDV145790Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX56SE48. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV229817Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume. 73/E2.
SDV251172Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1946. The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 78. A5 Hardback. 291.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 165, Shaugh Prior 40.
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.
SDV343481Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Probert, S.. 1998. Shaugh Moor, Devon: An Archaeological Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown.
SDV345608Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1982. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #118332 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. SM24.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. SM24.

Associated Monuments

MDV2572Related to: Cairn north-west of Saddlesborough reave (Monument)
MDV2573Related to: Saddlesborough Reave, Shaugh Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4967 - Survey of Shaugh Moor

Date Last Edited:Sep 22 2019 10:53AM