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HER Number:MDV3133
Name:Cairn 340 metres east of Addicombe, Harford


Badly mutilated cairn south of Addicombe prehistoric enclosures


Grid Reference:SX 651 582
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of the early 20th century China Clay works at Redlake Mine and the associated railway, as well as prehistoric remains on Ugborough Moor

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX65NE31
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/218
  • Pastscape: 441188
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monument Record, 1976, SX6558, 1/233-4 (Aerial Photograph). SDV166651.

Photograph taken on 22nd April 1976.

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

Site visited in May 1976. A turf and bracken covered cairn, very much disturbed by the building of a rail track in 1911. A land drain has been dug into the side of the cairn. Its shape and appearance are now doubtless quite false. Diameter 14 metres to 15 metres, height 0.8 metres to 1.0 metre, altitude circa 283 metres OD.

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

Site visited in 23rd June 1973. Mutilated cairn. Diameter 14.5 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 1976 aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 16-18, Map 53, Figure 53.1 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Possible Cairn '1' to the south of the 'Addicombe enclosures'.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441188, SX65NE31 (Website). SDV363416.

Field Investigation on 24th March 1950. A turf-covered cairn 14 metres diameter by 1.0 metres high. It is badly mutilated, and has small hummocks in the centre.

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

'Cairn' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149931Worksheet: Hankin, C. F.. 1977-1979. Harford Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. Digital.
SDV166651Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1976. SX6558. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1/233-4.
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.
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. 16-18, Map 53, Figure 53.1.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441188, SX65NE31.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #87122 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV3117Related to: Enclosure and hut circles east of Addicombe, Harford (Monument)
MDV128267Related to: Northern hut circle in prehistoric enclosure east of Addicombe, Harford (Monument)
MDV128268Related to: Southern hut circle in prehistoric enclosure east of Addicombe, Harford (Monument)
MDV3138Related to: The Redlake China Clay Railway, Harford & Dratmoor Forest Parishes (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 17 2021 10:32AM