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HER Number:MDV3369
Name:Cairn south-west of Prehistoric Enclosure east of Drizzlecombe, Sheepstor

Summary

Cairn south-west of Prehistoric enclosure to the east of Drizzlecombe

Location

Grid Reference:SX 592 672
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/74
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24104
  • Old SAM Ref: 10724

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1953, Dartmoor, 210 (Monograph). SDV231148.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 167 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Cairn, hollow towards centre, with retaining circle. Diameter 7.0 metre, height 0.3 metres.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on aerial photograph.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133427 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 12th March 1993. Cairn survives as a 7 metres diameter mound standing up to 0.4 metres high. The south-east side of the mound has seen limited damage as a result of robbing or a partial early excavation. There are some upright stones in the make up of the cairn and a few stones set on edge around the periphery of the mound may represent a kerb.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 128, Figure 49.13, Map 49 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Cairn shown on Figure to the south-west of Drizzlecombe Enclosure (A).


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

Feature visible on aerial photograph.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Circular feature shown on modern mapping.


Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England, 1014145 (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

Cairn diameter 5 metres, height 0.5 metres. Some upright stones in its make-up and a possible retaining kerb.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 438568, SX56NE24 (Website). SDV360651.

A badly damaged cairn composed of small boulders and stones is 7.2 metres in diameter and 0.6 metres high (on the downhill side). There is a ragged central depression 0.6 metres deep and some small edge-set stones around the periphery.

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. 128, Figure 49.13, Map 49.
SDV231148Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1953. Dartmoor. Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 210.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 167.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133427.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 438568, SX56NE24.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1014145.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #112727 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV122549Related to: Hut Circle (1) in the centre of a Prehistoric Enclosure (A) east of Drizzlecombe, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122552Related to: Hut Circle (2) on the east side of a Prehistoric Enclosure (A) east of Drizzlecombe, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122554Related to: Hut Circle (3) on the north side of a Prehistoric Enclosure (A) east of Drizzlecombe, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122555Related to: Hut Circle (4) on the west side of the Extension of a Prehistoric Enclosure (A) east of Drizzlecombe, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122556Related to: Hut Circle (5) on the east side of the Extension of a Prehistoric Enclosure (A) east of Drizzlecombe, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV55244Related to: Hut Circle (6) south of a Prehistoric Enclosure (A), Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV3368Related to: Possible Hut Circle south of a Prehistoric Enclosure (A) east of Drizzlecombe, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV4033Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure (A) with Extension to the East, Sheepstor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor

Date Last Edited:Aug 3 2018 2:52PM