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HER Number:MDV26716
Name:Prehistoric Cairns on the south side of Crownhill Down


Group of five Prehistoric cairns identified on the south side of Crownhill Down


Grid Reference:SX 567 590
Map Sheet:SX55NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSparkwell
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishPLYMPTON ST.MARY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 910252
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX55NE/160

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Timms, S. C., Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV343952.

Group of five cairns at south end of Crownhill Down. Four cairns lie outside the north side of a field system and one lies within the system.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

AMAX, 1982, The Hemerdon Project. Archaeological Sites (Plan - measured). SDV149232.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX55NE (Cartographic). SDV337243.

National Monuments Record, 2002, 910252 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV343954.

Two stony mounds, probably clearance cairns, lie adjacent to medieval field banks on Crownhill Down. Five cairns had previously been recorded but were not identified due to dense mature gorse and bracken. Other details: NMR Number SX55NE23.

Fletcher, M., 2002, The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report, 4 (Report - Survey). SDV343412.

Other details: Figure 3 and Crownhill Down Survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149232Plan - measured: AMAX. 1982. The Hemerdon Project. Archaeological Sites. Map (Paper).
SDV337243Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX55NE. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV343412Report - Survey: Fletcher, M.. 2002. The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report. English Heritage Report. AI/31/2002. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV343952Personal Comment: Timms, S. C..
SDV343954National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2002. 910252. National Monuments Record Index. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV12663Related to: Field boundary on the southern edge of Crownhill Down (Monument)
MDV12662Related to: Relict field system on the southern edge of south of Crownhill Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4559 - Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Riddding Down

Date Last Edited:Sep 28 2021 6:59AM