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HER Number:MDV28465
Name:Mound to the north-east of Stall Moor stone row, Lydford


A cairn was alleged on Green Hill but field evidence revealed a small mound measuring 7.8m by 7.5m and 0.4m high and concluded that it is the remains of peat workings.


Grid Reference:SX 636 677
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66NW60
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 441735
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/184

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MOUND? (XIX to Mid 20th Century - 1900 AD (Between) to 1950 AD (Between))
  • PEAT CUTTING (Constructed, XIX to Mid 20th Century - 1900 AD (Between) to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 179 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

SX 63656774. A mound 8.0 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres high was seen by Grinsell on 30th June 1976 who listed it as a doubtful barrow site.

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

Not recorded on aerial photograph.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1993-1998, Dartmoor Royal Forest Project, H. Riley (Report - Survey). SDV346608.

(10/11/1994) A small peaty mound some 30 metres south of the summit cairn on Green Hill at SX 6365 6775. The sub-circular mound measures 7.8 metres north to south by 7.5 metres and is 0.4 metres high. It lies in an area much disturbed by peat cutting and is most likely to be the remains of peat cutting activity.

Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360209.

Circular feature visible on Lidar data.

English Heritage, 2005, Survey Information (miscellaneous date) (Report - Survey). SDV345855.

Shown as a cross on survey.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Circular feature visible on aerial photograph.

Newman, P., 2018, Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV361913.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

An approximately circular peat mound 33 metres south of the Green Hill cist, resulting from intensive peat cutting on the summit of the hill, which has mistakenly been recorded as a barrow.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 179.
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.
SDV345855Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Survey Information (miscellaneous date). English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346608Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1993-1998. Dartmoor Royal Forest Project. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown. H. Riley.
SDV360209Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #122614 ]
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV5106Related to: Cairn at the northern end of Stall Moor stone row, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV4309Related to: Stall Moor long stone row, Cornwood, Harford and Lydford Parishes (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project

Date Last Edited:Jan 13 2022 2:58PM