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


Turf covered cairn, practically round, badly mutilated with small hummocks in centre. Diameter 14.0m, height 1.0m. Lies south of enclosed hut circle settlement.


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

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/218
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV166690.

Cairn. Vis=24/3/1950 (os) turf covered cairn, practically round, badly mutilated with small hummocks in centre. Diameter 14.0m, height 1.0m. Vis=23/6/1973 (grinsell, l. V. ). Mutilated cairn. Diameter 14.5m, height 0.8m. Vis=-/5/1976 (hankin, c. F. ). 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 14m - 15m, height 0.8m - 1.0m, altitude c.283m. Vis=medium-sized cairn visible on 1976 nmr ap (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV166691.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV166692.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)141.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV166693.

Des=parish checklist/harford.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV166694.

Aph=nmr sx6558/1/233-234(22/4/1976).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV166690Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV166691Migrated Record:
SDV166692Migrated Record:
SDV166693Migrated Record:
SDV166694Aerial Photograph:

Associated Monuments

MDV3117Related to: Enclosure and hut circles east of Addicombe (Monument)
MDV3138Related to: The Redlake China Clay Railway (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 5 2016 10:29AM