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HER Number:MDV26796
Name:Cairnfield north-west of Bell Tor


Cairnfield visible on aerial photograph to the north-west of Bell Tor which may be Prehistoric or Medieval clearance cairns


Grid Reference:SX 726 779
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric or medieval cairnfield on edge of Bonehill Down to north-west of Bell Tor

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/154
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRNFIELD (Early Bronze Age to Late Medieval - 2200 BC to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1977, SX7278, 3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV345696.

Taken on 14th April 1977.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX77NW (Cartographic). SDV345445.

Clearance cairns or cairnfield visible at SX72497804, SX72507806, SX72537804, SX72517798.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

Cairnfield north-west of Bell Tor was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004.

Gerrard, S., 2006, Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites (Cartographic). SDV345607.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345445Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX77NW. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
SDV345607Cartographic: Gerrard, S.. 2006. Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85449 ]
SDV345696Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX7278. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3.

Associated Monuments

MDV26795Related to: Cairnfield west of Bell Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 20 2016 11:52AM