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HER Number:MDV28496
Name:Cairn south of the Stone Row B, Merrivale


Cairn south of the southern double stone row at Merrivale. Within the guardianship area managed by Dartmoor National Park Authority.


Grid Reference:SX 553 747
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/282
  • Old SAM County Ref: 333
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 12/01/1954
  • Old SAM Ref: 24193

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 173 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Cairn, diameter 3.6 meters and height 0.3 meters.

Ordnance Survey, 1980, SX57SE100 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV251885.

A small but distinct cairn, its stone content exposed by a central excavation, situated at SX55357471. The diameter is recorded correctly by Grinsell, but the height 0.5 meters.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not recorded.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 31 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Small cairn, 3.6 meters across and pitted in the centre.

Gerrard, S., 1995, 133489 (Site Visit). SDV251886.

Cairn (SX55347472); forms part of a cluster of Neolithic and Bronze Age ritual features including at least three stone alignments, a stone circle, 13 cairns and a standing stone. Lies between two stone alignments. Mound measures 4.3 meters in diameter and stands up to 0.5 meters high. A central hollow, 1.1 meters by 1.0 meter by 0.4 meters deep, may represent the site of a partial excavation or robbing.

Probert, S. A. J., 2000, The Merrivale Guardianship Area, Walkhampton, Devon, 5 (Report - Survey). SDV344969.

Cairn measuring 4.0 meters in diameter and standing 0.6 meters high, with a pit 1.3 meters in diameter by 0.4 meters deep in the centre of the mound.

Dartmoor National Park + English Heritage, 2004, Merrivale: An Archaeological Landscape (Leaflet). SDV320201.

DCMS, 2004, Untitled Source (Correspondence). SDV320222.

Scheduled Monument Consent granted for works concerning a five year programme of management works including erosion repairs.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 31.
SDV251885Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey. 1980. SX57SE100.
SDV251886Site Visit: Gerrard, S.. 1995. 133489. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset..
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 173.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV320201Leaflet: Dartmoor National Park + English Heritage. 2004. Merrivale: An Archaeological Landscape. A5 Stapled.
SDV320222Correspondence: DCMS. 2004. Scheduled Monument Consent Letter.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #86086 ]
SDV344969Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2000. The Merrivale Guardianship Area, Walkhampton, Devon. English Heritage. 1247982. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 5.

Associated Monuments

MDV5000Related to: Cairn associated with stone row, Merrivale (Monument)
MDV103582Related to: Cairn west of the Merrivale double stone rows (Monument)
MDV103583Related to: Cairn west of the Merrivale double stone rows (Monument)
MDV4997Related to: Remains of a ring cairn, Merrivale (Monument)
MDV5001Related to: Short stone row, Merrivale (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4840 - Archaeological Excavations at the Devon Great Consols Incline Portal, Morwellham Quay, 2006
  • EDV4843 - Repair work at Merrivale
  • EDV4844 - Repair work at Merrivale

Date Last Edited:Jan 11 2013 3:26PM