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HER Number:MDV36181
Name:Cairn east of The Warren

Summary

Possible Prehistoric cairn to the east of The Warren

Location

Grid Reference:SX 714 368
Map Sheet:SX73NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMalborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishMALBOROUGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and remains of prehistoric barrow, field systems of medieval/postmedieval but possibly prehistoric date, medieval farmsteads and rabbit warren, and 18/19th century watch towers at Soar

Other References/Statuses

  • National Trust SMR: 100,544
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX73NW/69/1
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Unknown date)

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV145003.

Osa=sx73nw40.


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

Vis=5/2/1987 (os). A circular turf covered mound of earth and stone fragments, 4m in diameter and 0.1m high. It is barely 4m from a gap in a very low field bank and may be residual material from this. The warren area of bolberry down gives the impression of having been ploughed in the recent past and though it is now poor grazing pasture it is still regularly chain harrowed.(os).


Thackray, C., 1990, Archaeological Survey of the Salcombe Estuary: West (Bolt Head to Bolt Tail and Snapes Point) Devon, 19 (Report - Survey). SDV345519.

The southerly of two mounds on the cliff-top grassland, within the remnants of an earlier field system.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145003Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV345519Report - Survey: Thackray, C.. 1990. Archaeological Survey of the Salcombe Estuary: West (Bolt Head to Bolt Tail and Snapes Point) Devon. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 19.

Associated Monuments

MDV36182Related to: Cairn east of The Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4935 - Archaeological Survey from Bolt Head to Bolt Tail and Snapes Point
  • EDV6587 - Archaeological Assessment of Land between Bolt Heat and Bolt Tail

Date Last Edited:Aug 30 2017 10:05AM