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HER Number:MDV3374
Name:Cairn at Ditsworthy Warren

Summary

The remains of this kerb circle consist of 7 stones surviving in the eastern half. Two are 0.3m high, the others are flush with the ground; all average about 0.5m in length. The original diameter was approximately 3.3m. There is a possibly displaced block of stone, 0.3m by 0.2m by 0.1m high, isolated on the east side of the perimeter. A very slight rise possibly indicating the cairn is visible within the circle. Excavated in 1914.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 591 671
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric cairn circle to east of Drizzle Combe, Ditsworthy Warren

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record (Yes): SX 56 NE 40
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/78
  • Pastscape: 438613

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231930.

Worth, r. H. /tda/47(1915)131-133.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231931.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)47 48 75/e35.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231932.

Worth, r. H. /tda/69(1937)96 pl.17 fig 3/56th report on barrow.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231933.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36/(1978)167/25a.

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

Vis=31/5/1950 (os) no trace of "stone circle".

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Cairn 3.8m diam height slight (grinsell).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV231925.

Not visible 1946 raf verticals (rchm app 1985).

Turner, J. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37204.

Platform circle. Nearly complete ring of kerb stones, 3.5m internal diam, enclosing flat-topped cairn 0.4m high. Central pit contained charcoal (turner).

WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

"stone circle" marked on os 6" 1906. This site was almost totally excavated in 1914. Half an 11 foot diameter kerb circle and the slight remains of a cairn were found.3 flint flakes and a "well finished" scraper were found (worth).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX56NE40 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV231929.

(27/06/1977) The remains of this kerb circle consist of 7 stones surviving in the eastern half. Two are 0.3m high, the others are flush with the ground; all average about 0.5m in length. The original diameter was approximately 3.3m. There is a possibly displaced block of stone, 0.3m by 0.2m by 0.1m high, isolated on the east side of the perimeter. A very slight rise possibly indicating the cairn is visible within the circle. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD.

Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S., 1999, Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor areas in the Plym Valley, West Devon (Report - Survey). SDV346268.

(30/08/1999) The remains of this ring cairn lie in deep heather and bracken vegetation and are now difficult to see. Probing revealed the presence of the remnants of the low stone kerb as described by the Ordnance Survey (1977).

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

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Cairn Circle marked on modern mapping.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UP-DZ 22 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 05/02/2020. Overall condition moderate. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs, UP-DZ 22 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 160° showing grass/moss and bracken cover.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV231925Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV231929Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX56NE40. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV231930Migrated Record:
SDV231931Migrated Record:
SDV231932Migrated Record:
SDV231933Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. OSA. Card Index.
SDV346268Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S.. 1999. Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor areas in the Plym Valley, West Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #88076 ]
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UP-DZ 22.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UP-DZ 22.
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..
SDV6808Migrated Record: WORTH.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey
  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor
  • EDV8380 - Excavation of the cairn circle

Date Last Edited:Jan 19 2021 9:51AM