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HER Number:MDV3170
Name:Mound south-west of Lower Dunna Goat


Previously described in the mid-late 20th century as a prehistoric cairn, this was identified by Gerrard as a feature post-dating the industrial remains in the area.


Grid Reference:SX 556 862
Map Sheet:SX58NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX58NE3
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 440461
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NE/3
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX58NE3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2200 BC (Between) to 701 BC (Between))
  • MOUND (Post Medieval to Mid 20th Century - 1540 AD to 1950 AD)

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX58NE3 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV254526.

(19/7/1950) Cairn. Partly turf-covered, in good condition. Diameter 6.4 metres, height 0.9 metres.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 143 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(6/8/1976) A rather shapeless cairn, with much cairn material exposed. Uncertain whether prehistoric or an industrial spoil heap. Diameter 8.0 metres, height 1.2 metres.

National Monument Record, 1979, SF 1510, 262 (Aerial Photograph). SDV8491.

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

A cairn is visible on the aerial photographs at SX55808617.

Gerrard, S., 1993-2010, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report, 27/04/1993 (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

(27/4/1993) Lower Dunna Goat. Not a cairn. Overlies a gully associated with tinwork. Considerred under the Monument Protection Programme but not recommended for scheduling.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2010. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown. 27/04/1993.
SDV254526Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX58NE3. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 143.
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.
SDV8491Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1979. SF 1510. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 262.

Associated Monuments

MDV28090Related to: Streamworks on the Rattle Brook (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 25 2021 10:57AM