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HER Number:MDV2572
Name:Cairn north-west of Saddlesborough reave

Summary

A probable platform cairn 8.0 metres by 9.1 metres across, defined by an incomplete ring of earthfast stones and boulders a maximum 0.5 metres high with, in the interior, a few visible boulders. A scarp on the downhill side indicates a slight levelled platform. Tracks skirt the south-east side of the feature.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 554 634
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56SE148
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/114
  • Old SAM County Ref: 430
  • Pastscape: 439531

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX5863, 3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV148504.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 165, Shaugh Prior 41B (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(Visited 8/5/1976) At SX55486347, ring cairn or traces of cairn with retaining circle, found by Plymouth Archaeological Group 1959. Diameter 11.5 metres, height 0.3 metres.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX56SE148 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV146754.

A cairn 9.00 metres in diameter with traces of a spaced stone kerb. It appears as a flat terrace some 40 centimetres high on a north facing slope and this may have been its original profile (citing Smith, K., 2/4/1980, Typescript notes and plan on Shaugh Moor, not archived).
The cairn, at SX 55476347, is as described above (see ground photograph and 1:2500 plan with 56 SE 45). Surveyed at 1:2500 on MSD.


Robinson, R., 1982, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982 (Un-published). SDV342809.

(Visited 21/4/1982) Department of Environment Field Monument Warden visit.


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

Visible on 1976 aerial photograph and recorded on map overlay.


Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 73, E3 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Platform circle with stone ring 8.5 metres in diameter internally with flat topped cairn 0.3 metres high inside.


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.

(Visited 01/12/1997) SX55476347. A probable platform cairn 8.0 metres by 9.1 metres across is visible as a level stance on a slight north-west facing hillslope at 261m above Ordnance Datum. It is defined by an incomplete ring of earthfast stones and boulders a maximum 0.5 metres high with, in the interior, a few visible boulders. A scarp on the downhill side indicates a slight levelled platform. Tracks skirt the south-east side of the feature.


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.
SDV146754Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX56SE148. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV148504Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX5863. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3.
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, E3.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 165, Shaugh Prior 41B.
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.
SDV342809Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1982. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Unknown.
SDV343481Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Probert, S.. 1998. Shaugh Moor, Devon: An Archaeological Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #118333 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV2524Related to: Cairn on line of reave near Shaugh Cross (Monument)
MDV12953Related to: Hut circle settlement, Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV2434Related to: Stone row north-west of Saddlesborough (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4967 - Survey of Shaugh Moor

Date Last Edited:Jun 21 2019 11:02AM