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HER Number:MDV3134
Name:Cairn north-west of Butterdon Hill, Harford

Summary

'Cairn 12' (Butler) north-west of Butterdon Hill, has a mound of stones built on a stone and earth base the circumference of which projects beyond the stones. It is 15 metres in diameter and 1 metre high. It is one of a series of large examples along the ridge between Butterdon Hill and Weatherdon Hill.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 653 588
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX65NE25
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/219
  • Old SAM Ref: 10535
  • Pastscape: 441170

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX65NE25, SX65NE25 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV166666.

(24/03/1950) Cairn to north of Butterdon Hill at SX 6540 5881. A round ruin, badly mutilated. Diameter 16.0 metres by 1.0 metre high.

National Monument Record, 1976, SX6558, 2/240-244 (Aerial Photograph). SDV166651.

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

March 1976. On the western slope of Butterdon Hill. A scattered pile of stones, of medium size. Probably many have been removed. The east side of the cairn is quite flattened, this being the higher side of the slope, but the western side, on lower ground, gives the impression of a cairn some 0.6 metre - 0.9 metres high. The edge is too scattered to permit the accurate measurement of the diameter. Approximate diameter 15 metres.

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

(23/06/1973). Mutilated cairn. Diameter 17 metres, height 1.5 metres. Siting hill spur.

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

Medium sized cairn visible on 1976 National Monuments Record aerial photograph.

Ancient Monuments, 1990, Schedule notes (Schedule Document). SDV166665.

Cairn, north-west of Butterdon Hill. A mound of stones built on a base of stone and earth, the circumference of which projects beyond the stones. Diameter 15m, height 1m.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 24,27, Map 53, Figure 53.7 (Monograph). SDV337765.

'Cairn 12' of circa 20 metres diameter by 1.6 metres high is now a completely disorganised mass of stones and probably little of its original structure remains.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UG26 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(05/09/2019) Condition assessed as very good; currently no damage agents affecting feature.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Image taken during September 2019 visit.

Historic England, 2019, National Heritage List for England, 1013317 (National Heritage List for England). SDV362730.

This cairn, north-west of Butterdon Hill, has a mound of stones built on a stone and earth base the circumference of which projects beyond the stones. It is 15 metres in diameter and 1 metre high. It is one of a series of large examples along the ridge between Butterdon Hill and Weatherdon Hill.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

Depicted on the 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). 2/240-244.
SDV166665Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1990. Schedule notes. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
SDV166666Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX65NE25. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. SX65NE25.
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. 24,27, Map 53, Figure 53.7.
SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1013317.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UG26.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #119561 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV3135Related to: Cairn '18' (Butler) on Weatherdon Hill, Harford (Monument)
MDV3136Related to: Cairn '19' (Butler) on Weatherdon Hill, Harford (Monument)
MDV13165Related to: Cairn '20' (Butler) near the summit of Weatherdon Hill, Harford (Monument)
MDV2897Related to: Cairn on Butterdon Hill at southern end of stone row, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV2896Related to: Cairn on Butterdon Hill, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV2895Related to: Large cairn on Butterdon Hill, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV2915Related to: Large Cairn on Butterdon Hill, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV3137Related to: Round cairn on Butterdon Hill, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 10 2020 1:28PM