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HER Number:MDV2584
Name:Cairn near Collard Tor

Summary

Cairn at north end of western stone row near Collard Tor.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 558 620
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 439259
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/173/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 283
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX56SE 53

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (LANEBA to Late Bronze Age - 2500 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ministry of Works, Two Cairns with Stone Rows near Collard Tor, on Wotter Common (Schedule Document). SDV343478.

Two low cairns with associated stone rows. Cairn to west, 15 feet 9 inches diameter and 1 foot 6 inches high - kerb of flat stones at edge. Condition fair. The rows are incomplete, and the cairns have probably been disturbed in centre,


Unknown, Untitled Source (Unattributed Sites and Monuments Register Entry). SDV343486.

Not recorded during Royal Commission on Historical Monuments air photo project 1985.


Worth, R. H., 1903, Ninth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, 140 (Article in Serial). SDV343488.


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


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950 - 1976, SX56SE 53 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV343483.

a. The remains of a cairn 25 feet in diameter, with a stone row running from it in a southerly direction. Other details: Plans.


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

Visited 28th July 1972. Cairn, hollow centre, at north (higher) end of stone row. No retaining circle.


Fletcher, M. + Probert, S., 1998, Shaugh Moor, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, 3 (Report - Survey). SDV343481.

Two poorly preserved stone rows each focussed upon a disturbed cairn lie on the crest of the ridge east of Collard Tor overlooking Wotter. The cairns at the upper, north, ends of the rows are circa 8 metres and circa 8.4 metres in diameter.


National Monuments Record, 2009, 439259 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV343480.

Two stone rows each headed by a cairn lie on a gentle clitter-covered south-facing hills. Both cairns have been badly disturbed: the western mound is 8 metres across and 0.6 metres high.
Field Investigation 1st October 1980. The westerly cairn at SX 55826203, is considerably robbed. A number of stones at the edge of the cairn, and within it, may represent the remains of retaining circle or circles.


English Heritage, 2009, Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West, 109 (Report - non-specific). SDV342694.

Generally satisfactory but with minor localised problems. Principal vulnerability plant growth.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, SM8 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 06/06/2019.The cairn is considerably robbed out in a boulder litter area. Photo taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, SM8 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 06/06/2019. Photo taken showing the remains of the cairn looking south down the length of the stone row

Sources / Further Reading

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.
SDV342694Report - non-specific: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South West. English Heritage Report. A4 Bound +Digital. 109.
SDV343478Schedule Document: Ministry of Works. Two Cairns with Stone Rows near Collard Tor, on Wotter Common. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV343480National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2009. 439259. National Monuments Record Index. Website.
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. 3.
SDV343483Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1976. SX56SE 53. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV343486Unattributed Sites and Monuments Register Entry: Unknown.
SDV343488Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1903. Ninth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 35. A5 Hardback. 140.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. SM8.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. SM8.

Associated Monuments

MDV14793Related to: Cairn near Collard Tor (Monument)
MDV14792Related to: Stone Row near Collard Tor (Monument)
MDV2583Related to: Stone Row near Collard Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 30 2019 11:29AM