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HER Number:MDV30646
Name:Cairn on Buckland Common with boundary stone

Summary

A flattened and spread round cairn straddles the parish boundary between Buckland and Ashburton. A boundary stone is set into the cairn.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 737 738
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
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/258
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • 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 (Un-published). SDV345904.

12/11/1985 The boundary stone (SX77SW/258/1) is set up just north-east of a small pit about 0.5 metres deep and off centre of an ill-defined and inconspicuous mound 16 metres in diameter. The mound and pit appear to cut a south-east by north-west reave which is not visible immediately to the west. The pit could have been dug to extricate the stone for the boundary marker. The mound is on the ridge of Buckland Common and in line with authenticated robbed cairns to the south.


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

Area of the cairn is visible on the aerial photography.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 56 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

(Recorded as MDV30648) Round cairn on Buckland Common. A flattened and spread round cairn straddles the parish boundary between Buckland and Ashburton. A boundary stone is set into the cairn.
Condition is declining, erosion caused by footpath. SX73733 73859.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345904Un-published: Belsey, P. M.. 1983 - 1987. Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86941 ]
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 56.

Associated Monuments

MDV30647Related to: Boundary stone on Buckland Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 9 2016 1:47PM