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HER Number:MDV3342
Name:Cairn north of Giant's Hill

Summary

A turf-covered stony cairn measuring 9.0m north-south by 8.8m remaining 0.7m high. The flat top of the mound possesses three small, amorphous holes, the results of unrecorded excavations. There is no evidence to suggest the presence of a cist or kerb.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 596 668
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 93
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/52
  • Old SAM County Ref: 500
  • Old SAM Ref: 10678
  • Pastscape: 438764

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, 4128-9 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147533.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX56NE93 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV148963.

(17/05/1950) Cairn, diameter 9m, height 0.8m.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX56NE93 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV148962.

(27/06/1977) SX 5962 6687. A cairn situated on a west facing slope at 325m OD. It consists of a heather-covered mound of stones, 9.0m in diameter and 0.7m high, with a very small depression in the centre. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 163 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(19/09/1975) Cairn with hollow towards centre. Diameter 9.0m, height 0.6m.

National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1457, 344 (Aerial Photograph). SDV172921.

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

Cairn recorded from Royal Air Force and National Monuments Record aerial photographs.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West (Monograph). SDV137656.

Depicted and described by Butler.

Robertson, J. G., 1994, The Archaeology of the Upper Plym Valley (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV139549.

Cairn described by Robertson.

Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey (Report - Survey). SDV350782.

(04/03/2002) SX 5963 6687. A turf-covered stony cairn measuring 9.0m north-south by 8.8m remaining 0.7m high. The flat top of the mound possesses three small, amorphous holes, the results of unrecorded excavations. There is no evidence to suggest the presence of a cist or kerb.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume.
SDV139549Post-Graduate Thesis: Robertson, J. G.. 1994. The Archaeology of the Upper Plym Valley. Edinburgh University. Unknown.
SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4128-9.
SDV148962Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX56NE93. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV148963Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX56NE93. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV172921Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1457. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 344.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 163.
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.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #122227 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:Apr 3 2020 10:08AM