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HER Number:MDV3130
Name:Cairn west of Black Pool, Harford

Summary

Cairn '9' (Butler) to the west of Black Pool to the north-west of Western Beacon

Location

Grid Reference:SX 653 581
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX65NE32
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/215
  • Old SAM Ref: 10606
  • Pastscape: 441191

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV166634.

Vis=Vis=-/5/1976 (hankin, c. F. ). Between western beacon and butterdon hill about 105m west of black pool. On flat, grassy ground that has been almost completely cleared of stones. A grass covered mound of stones, with hollow centre. Oval shape with longer diameter. Diameter e-w 16.50m, n-s 12.2m. Height 0.6m. Altitude 310m. . Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments).16m by 12m; 0.6m high (am).

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Tumuli' shown on 19th century map.

National Monument Record, 1976, SX6558, 233-4 (Aerial Photograph). SDV166651.

Photograph taken on 20th May 1977.

Hankin, C. F., 1977-1979, Harford Parish Checklist (Worksheet). SDV149931.

Between Western Beacon and Butterdon Hill about 105 metres west of Black Pool. On flat, grassy ground that has been almost completely cleared of stones. A grass covered mound of stones, with hollow centre. Oval shape with longer diameter. Diameter east to west 16.50 metres, north to south 12.2 metres. Height 0.6 metres. Altitude 310 metres OD..

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 141 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visited on 23rd June 1973. Cairn, at present oval. Diameter (east to west) 17 metres, height 0.8 metres.

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

Medium sized cairn visible on aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 34-6, Map 53, Figure 53.13 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Cairn '9' to the west of Black Pool of 18 metres by 14 metres has been distorted by the excavation within.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Visible on aerial photograph.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441191, SX65NE32 (Website). SDV363416.

Field Investigation on 24th March 1950. A cairn 16 metres east-west and 12 metres north-south, height 0.9 metres. It appears to have been round in its original state, but has been excavated or pillaged, the spoil from the centre being dumped at the west end.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Oval 'Cairn' shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1012241 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

This is one of four cairns at the waterhole of Black Pool, in the valley between Butterdon Hill and Western Beacon. This large cairn lies west of Black Pool. It is oval in shape, 16 metres long by 12 metres cross and 0.6 metres high and is constructed of stone and earth, now largely turf covered, with a hollow in the centre suggesting that it may have been disturbed in the past.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149931Worksheet: Hankin, C. F.. 1977-1979. Harford Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. Digital.
SDV166634Report - Survey: AM.
SDV166651Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1976. SX6558. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 233-4.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 141.
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.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 34-6, Map 53, Figure 53.13.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441191, SX65NE32.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1012241.

Associated Monuments

MDV3129Related to: Cairn south of Black Pool, Harford (Monument)
MDV2894Related to: Cairn south-east of Black Pool, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV129931Related to: Cairn south-east of Black Pool, Ugborough (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 6 2021 11:28AM