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HER Number:MDV28494
Name:Possible cairn 560 metres south-west of Raddick Hill, Walkhampton


Possible cairn tentatively recorded by Grinsell (1978) but this identification has been questioned since. Could not be identified in 1980 or 2007. Site is scheduled however.


Grid Reference:SX 574 707
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE103
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 440321
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/281
  • Old SAM Ref: 22308

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN? (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC)

Full description

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 174, Walkhampton 17a (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(25/04/1973) SX 5747 7076 A probable cairn with a hollow at the centre, but there are clearance heaps in the area. Diameter 6.5m height 0.9m.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX57SE103 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV251878.

(23/07/1980) There is no cairn at the reference quoted by Grinsell but it could apply to the cairn 120m to the north-west (SX 57 SE 87) or, less likely, to one of the group of clearance cairns to the north (SX 57 SE 88). An additional one of these was found at SX 5744 7073. It is heather covered, 4.3m. in diameter and 0.5m. high, but shows no
evidence of excavation. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD.

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

Not recorded in project.

Fletcher, M. J., 2007, Field investigator's notes (Report - Survey). SDV252699.

(06/09/2007) This cairn was not identified in dense gorse vegetation. Not noted by Butler in the Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1007415 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

This monument includes a cairn forming part of a cairnfield on a gentle south-west facing slope of Raddick Hill overlooking the valley of the River Meavy. The cairn mound measures 3.8 metres in diameter and stands up to 0.5 metres high. This monument forms part of a wider cairnfield, comprising seventeen mounds, two lengths of boundary bank and a lynchet.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV251878Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX57SE103. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV252699Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. J.. 2007. Field investigator's notes. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 174, Walkhampton 17a.
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.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1007415.

Associated Monuments

MDV48351Related to: Cairn south-west of Raddick Hill, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV50705Related to: Cairn south-west of Raddick Hill, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV50745Related to: Two cairns forming part of a cairnfield south-west of Raddick Hill, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8351 - Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project

Date Last Edited:Dec 20 2021 11:09AM