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HER Number:MDV30638
Name:Cairn south of Blackslade Ford


One of several Prehistoric cairns running south from Blackslade Ford. Badly obscured by gorse; not surveyed in 2015 as not accessible.


Grid Reference:SX 737 750
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric cairn 270 metres south of Blackslade Ford, topped with a boundary stone

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/256
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Early Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 2200 BC to 700 BC (Between))

Full description

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

Site visited on 14th February 1987. Remains of small cairn 7.7 metres diameter by 0.20 metres high with a boundary stone inscribed "A/B" planted on one edge. This cairn is not on a ridge, or skyline.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 113-4 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Cairns and earthworks on Blackslade Down and Buckland Common. Cairn 'b' is in a linear arrangement of earthworks running south along the hillside to Cold Cross East and continuing along the ridge of Buckland Common to Buckland Beacon. Some of these are little more than a scatter of small stones around low mounds or banks and might easily be overlooked but for the boundary stones set within many of them. The earthworks are probably the remains of Prehistoric cairns and are the reason for the irregular course of the parish boundary between Blackslade Ford and Buckland Common which was laid out when these structures were more prominent. Other details: Map 10.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

Cairns south of Blackslade Ford were considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 39.

Gerrard, S., 2006, Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites (Cartographic). SDV345607.

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

Round cairn south-east of Blackslade Common; could not investigate due to gorse coverage.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 113-4.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345607Cartographic: Gerrard, S.. 2006. Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV345904Un-published: Belsey, P. M.. 1983 - 1987. Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 55.

Associated Monuments

MDV30640Related to: Boundary stone on Buckland Common (Monument)
MDV7534Related to: Cairn north of Blackslade Ford (Monument)
MDV30642Related to: Cairn north of Cold East Cross (Monument)
MDV20169Related to: Cairn south of Blackslade Ford (Monument)
MDV22823Related to: Culvert on Buckland Common (Monument)
MDV30634Related to: Possible cairn south of Blackslade Ford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 17 2018 2:00PM