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HER Number:MDV25684
Name:Possible cairn on Piles Hill, Harford


Possible cairn recorded from 1980 aerial photograph. Not clearly seen on 2015 version; requires confirmation. Nothing found at this location during survey in 2021


Grid Reference:SX 653 609
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of the early 20th century China Clay works at Redlake Mine and the associated railway, as well as prehistoric remains on Ugborough Moor

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/376
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1980, SF1743, 76-77 (Aerial Photograph). SDV161746.

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

SX 6536 6097 Possible cairn one of a group in this area visible on National Monuments Record 1980 aerial photograph.

Riley, H., 2021, UG21 heritage asset database and gazetteer of sites (Report - Survey). SDV364699.

Possible cairn identified from aerial photograph. Nothing found at this location.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV161746Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. SF1743. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 76-77.
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. [Mapped feature: #13746 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5708Related to: Cairn on Piles Hill south of Piles Hill stone row, Harford (Monument)
MDV25678Related to: Possible cairn on the Harford-Ugborough parish boundary, Piles Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8770 - Archaeological Survey: Ugborough Premier Archaeological Lanscape, Harford and Ugborough

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2022 11:11AM