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HER Number:MDV3350
Name:Cairn south of Mill Corner

Summary

Cairn consists of a mound of turf-covered stones 5.0m in diameter and 0.5m high. In the centre is a 1.0m square depression 0.4m deep. Surveyed in 1977 and 2002. No evidence to suggest the former presence of a cist or retaining kerb. The central hollow appears to be a result of military activity rather than an unrecorded antiquarian excavation.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 593 666
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 96
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/59
  • Old SAM County Ref: 498
  • Old SAM Ref: 10679
  • Pastscape: 438773

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX56NE96 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV150805.

(19/05/1950) A small cairn in position as shown on the field sheet. Diameter 4.0m, height 0.3m, turf covered with a hollow in the centre.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX56NE96 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV363481.

(27/06/1977) This cairn, situated just above the River Plym at 320.0m OD, consists of a mound of turf-covered stones 5.0m in diameter and 0.5m high. In the centre is a 1.0m square depression 0.4m deep. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 163, Shaugh prior 14 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(19/09/1975) Cairn on Giant's Hill SX 5931 6669, large hollow towards centre. Diameter 5.5m, height 0.4m.

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

Not visible on the 1946 Royal Air Force vertical aerial photographs used in project.

Ancient Monuments, 1990, Notes on cairns (Schedule Document). SDV165222.

Mound 6m diameter, 0.5m high with central hollow.

Robertson, J. G., 1991, The Archaeology of the Upper Plym Valley Vol. 1 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV361731.

Depicted and described by Robertson.

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

(19/03/2002) SX 5931 6670. This feature remains as described by the Ordnance Survey in 1977. There is no evidence to suggest the former presence of a cist or retaining kerb.
The central hollow appears to be a result of military activity rather than an unrecorded antiquarian excavation.

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

Visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV150805Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX56NE96. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV165222Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1990. Notes on cairns. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 163, Shaugh prior 14.
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: #123759 ]
SDV361731Post-Graduate Thesis: Robertson, J. G.. 1991. The Archaeology of the Upper Plym Valley Vol. 1. University of Edinburgh. Digital.
SDV363481Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX56NE96. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:Jan 20 2020 11:47AM