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HER Number:MDV27928
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of South Tawton


Possible cairn recorded from 1977 aerial image in 1985 project. Considered under MPP, but not recommended for scheduling. This lies in a hummocky peat-cutting area; is probably connected with that activity.


Grid Reference:SX 629 922
Map Sheet:SX69SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH TAWTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX69SW116
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1409100
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SW/126

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) CAIRN? (Unknown date)
  • PEAT CUTTING (Post Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1540 AD (Between) to 1901 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1977, SX6392, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV228675.

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

Possible cairn visible.

Gerrard, S., 1993-2010, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

(Undated; 1996-98) The County Sites and Monuments Record notes a cairn on the north-west side of Cawsand Hill. This is in an area of peat cutting and the hummocks in this area probably relate to that activity.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2010. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV228675Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX6392. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1.
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. [Mapped feature: #15321 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV27931Related to: Mound on Cawsand Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 12 2022 9:58AM