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HER Number:MDV3349
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Shaugh Prior


Cairn, one of two on shavercombe tor. Ne of the other cairn (sx56ne/58); dished in centre.


Grid Reference:SX 593 661
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/528
  • Old SAM County Ref: 497B
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24230(P)
  • Old SAM Ref: 10671

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


There appears to be some confusion concerning the identity of this feature. The national trust upper plym inventory reports that the os consider this to be a cairn, although the national archaeological record notes that they are more likely to be huts. Grinsell and butler consider it to be a cairn an - interpretation which on the basis of field evidence alone the mpp archaeologist agrees with. This cairn forms part of a round cairn cemetery which includes at least 5 cairns scattered amongst hut circles (mpp).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=8/6/1974 (grinsell) robbed cairn on w. Of shavercombe tor. Diam 9.5m, height 0.4m.

SX56NE/58, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV149106.

Cairn, one of two on shavercombe tor. Ne of the other cairn (sx56ne/58); dished in centre.

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV149108.

Vis=-/10/1961 (ancient monuments) height 0.6m, diameter 7.6m.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV149111.

Vis=not visible 1946 raf verticals (rchm app 1985).

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV149112.

Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments) diam 7m, height 0.5m. Central hollow (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV149115.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV149116.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)163/dartmoor barrows.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV149117.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities/3(1994)123-4;49.9.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV149118.

Thackray, c.(ed)/the upper plym valley: the management of an historic landscape/(1994)259/102.949.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV149119.


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

Vis=19/5/1950 (os) cairn a. Diameter 7.0m, height 0.3m. Hollow in centre.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV149106Migrated Record: SX56NE/58.
SDV149108Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV149111Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV149112Report - Survey: AM.
SDV149115Migrated Record:
SDV149116Migrated Record:
SDV149117Migrated Record:
SDV149118Migrated Record:
SDV149119Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM