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HER Number:MDV30628
Name:Cairn on Buckland Common


The southernmost of two round cairns adjacent to a bend on the western side of the Buckland/ Ashburton boundary wall.


Grid Reference:SX 735 734
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of a Bronze Age parallel reave system on Buckland Common, extending over Buckland Beacon and including prehistoric hut circle settlements, enclosures and cairns, medieval field systems and pillow mounds and a later field system to east

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/251
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROUND CAIRN (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Belsey, P. M., 1983 - 1987, Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist, Worksheet and sketch plan (Un-published). SDV345904.

22/11/1982 Circular stone bank 18.9 metres in diameter and slighted by the Ashburton/Buckland boundary wall, situated about 130 metres north of Buckland Beacon on the ridge of the hill above the 380 metre contour. There is a low central bank surrounding a pit 3 metres by 0.8 metres deep which has a large stone 1.6 metres by 0.9 metres high embedded on the east side. The bank is visible on the other side of the wall.

Turner, J. R., 1985-1986, Survey Report (Report - Survey). SDV314794.

29/6/1985 A much robbed cairn 16 metres in diameter standing today only 0.4 metres high, traces of an inner kerb circle 9 metres in diameter. A modern stone wall running north to south through the eastern section.

Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 83 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 55, figure 18 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Round cairn on Buckland Common. The southernmost of two round cairns adjacent to a bend on the western side of the Ashburton/Buckland boundary wall. Condition is declining; erosion caused by footpath. SX73573 73490.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV229817Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume. 83.
SDV314794Report - Survey: Turner, J. R.. 1985-1986. Survey Report. Unknown.
SDV345904Un-published: Belsey, P. M.. 1983 - 1987. Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet. Worksheet and sketch plan.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 55, figure 18.

Associated Monuments

MDV7983Related to: Reave system on Buckland Common (Monument)
MDV30631Related to: Round cairn on Buckland Common (Monument)
MDV25202Related to: Wall running across Buckland Common, Buckland in the Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:May 31 2016 12:38PM