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HER Number:MDV25944
Name:Bank adjacent to cairn south-east of Roundhill Farm, Dartmoor Forest


Short curvilinear length of bank visible on aerial photographs beside a cairn. This may be part of the enclosure mentioned by Butler


Grid Reference:SX 609 741
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of a Bronze Age cairn 380 metres south-east of Roundhill Farm with a short curvilinear length of bank beside it

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 620196
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/158
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Constructed, Early Bronze Age to Late Medieval - 2200 BC to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, CPE/UK 1890 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140289.

Visible on aerial photograph.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1982, Dunnabridge Farm (Plan - measured). SDV266230.

Survey shows hut circle at approximately SX61017408, with possible prehistoric field system adjacent.

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

Short curvilinear length of bank visible.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 229, Map 65 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Small enclosure on the south side of Round Hill. Only two short sections of rubble walling remain visible. They meet next to a small hut circle of 2.8 metres diameter

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Cartographic). SDV345521.

Shown on survey.

National Monuments Record, 2010, 620196 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV345681.

This bank identified and plotted from aerial photographs is not evident on the ground. The indicated area, on a fairly steep NE hillslope, is covered by at least twenty small tin pits and a curvilinear ditch.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140289Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. CPE/UK 1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
SDV266230Plan - measured: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1982. Dunnabridge Farm. 1:25,000. Plan.
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.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 229, Map 65.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85126 ]
SDV345681National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 620196. National Monuments Record Database. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV6372Related to: Cairn 380 meters south-east of Roundhill Farm, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 29 2021 10:24AM