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HER Number:MDV3296
Name:Round cairn on Standon Hill


Cairn on standon hill. Top dug into; hut built against east side of cairn.


Grid Reference:SX 555 814
Map Sheet:SX58SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SE/3
  • Old SAM County Ref: 489
  • Old SAM Ref: 28784

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214790.

Cairn on standon hill. Top dug into; hut built against east side of cairn.

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV214791.

Vis=-/9/1961(ancient monuments).

NMR, CITING OS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214794.

The centre has been much despoiled by pits + shelters and a military hut has been constructed on n side, though this does not encroach upon the cairn (nmr, citing os).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214795.

Not visible on raf verticals (rchm app 1985).

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV214797.

Vis=est 14/1/1997 (ancient monuments) round cairn near summit of standon hill. Diam 22m, height 1.8m. Composed of stones and built against a tor. Three distinct hollows may be the result of early partial excavation, robbing or construction of shelters. The s edge is defined by a drystone revetment standing up to 1.3m high, whilst a similar revetment on n side is 0.5m high (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214798.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214799.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)160.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214800.

Crossing, w (1912/1965) guide to dartmoor. P86.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214801.

Des=ancient monuments/as above.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214802.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=12/7/1950 (os) cairn with large hollow towards centre. Diam 24.0m, height 2.0m.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV214790Migrated Record:
SDV214791Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV214794Migrated Record: NMR, CITING OS.
SDV214795Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV214797Report - Survey: AM.
SDV214798Migrated Record:
SDV214799Migrated Record:
SDV214800Migrated Record:
SDV214801Migrated Record:
SDV214802Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

MDV103630Related to: Small cairn north-east of Standon Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 18 2015 3:36PM