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HER Number:MDV36181
Name:Cairn east of The Warren


Possible Prehistoric cairn to the east of The Warren


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

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks, structures, cropmarks and artefact scatters of prehistoric field system, remains of prehistoric barrow, medieval farmsteads and rabbit warren, 18th-19th century watch towers and World War Two RAF Bolt Head Airfield, at East Soar, Malborough

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.


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. OSA. 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:Jul 30 2020 10:54AM