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HER Number:MDV35898
Name:Cairn on Whitchurch Common north of Vixen Tor, Whitchurch


Cairn on Whitchurch Common north of Vixen Tor of 5.0 metres diameter by 0.3 metres high


Grid Reference:SX 541 744
Map Sheet:SX57SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SW87
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1359047
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SW/116
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 22234

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC (Between) to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Greeves, T., 1989, Cairn on Whitchurch Common, Letter of 23/4/1989 (Correspondence). SDV228064.

Visited on 26th March 1989. Small prehistoric cairn, approximately 4 metres by 2 metres by 0.7 metres high, with slight hollow in top.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 33-4, Map 44, Figure 44.8 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Vixen Tor Cairn '2' at SX54177446 of 5.0 metres diameter by 0.3 metres high with a central pit situated on the moorland side of the nearby field wall.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 10010089 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

Associated with Scheduled area.

Historic England, 2021-2022, NRHE to HER website, Accessed 19/10/2021 (Website). SDV364039.

The remains of a Bronze Age cairn at SX 54177448, measuring 5 metres in diameter and stands up to 0.6 metres high. Scheduled Monument Notification, 07/03/2002.

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. 33-4, Map 44, Figure 44.8. [Mapped feature: #133129 ]
SDV228064Correspondence: Greeves, T.. 1989. Cairn on Whitchurch Common. Letter + Digital. Letter of 23/4/1989.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 10010089.
SDV364039Website: Historic England. 2021-2022. NRHE to HER website. https://nrhe-to-her.esdm.co.uk/NRHE. Website. Accessed 19/10/2021.

Associated Monuments

MDV3596Related to: Cairn and cist 150m north of Vixen Tor, Whitchurch (Monument)
MDV64833Related to: Cairn north-east of Vixen Tor to the south of the road, Whitchurch (Monument)
MDV131705Related to: Cairn, Whitchurch Common (Monument)
MDV131704Related to: Cairnfield, Whitchurch Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 19 2021 3:16PM