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HER Number:MDV3739
Name:Round cairn 240m south-east of Black Tor

Summary

A cairn situated on a level site about 40 metres south-east of the river Meavy. It consists of a turf-covered mound of stones, 8.5 metres in diameter and 0.7 metres in height, with a small depression in the centre. Six stones of the retaining circle are visible.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 575 716
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE34
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/14
  • Old SAM County Ref: 302
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24106
  • Old SAM Ref: 22297
  • Pastscape: 440124

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Rowe, S., 1896, A Perambulation of the Forest of Dartmoor, 191 (Monograph). SDV249697.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 4438 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX57SE34 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV272207.

(05/06/1950) SX 5757 7165 .Turf covered with hollowed centre. Diameter 8.5m, height 0.60m.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX57SE34 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV363282.

(20/06/1977) A cairn situated on a level site about 40.0m south-east of the river Meavy. It consists of a turf-covered mound of stones, 8.5m in diameter and 0.7m in height, with a small depression in the centre. Six stones of the retaining circle are visible. Surveyed at 1:10,000 on PFD.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 174 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(25/04/1973) Cairn, diameter 8.0m, height 0.6m, hollow towards centre.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Visible on 1947 aerial photograph and recorded on map overlay.

Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152549, MPP 130689 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(SX 5755 7164) Round cairn 240m south-east of Black Tor

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 59 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Almost on the river bank is a prominent cairn 9m in diameter and 0.8m high. It retains a good shape but has not escaped plundering in the centre.

Gerrard, S., 1999, Meavy Valley Archaeology. Har Tor Stone Rows and Cairns, 13; figs 6-7 (Article in Serial). SDV272214.

This cairn has a substantial hollow leading into the mound from its southern side. Material upcast from this robbing activity has distorted the profile of the mound which may have originally been flat topped. The cairn measures 8.8m in diameter and stands up to 0.7m high. A small number of apparently edge-set stones around the eastern edge of the mound may represent an outer kerb, although it is equally possible that they simply form exposed parts of the cairns core. See plan.

Fletcher, M. J., 2007, Survey visit (Report - Survey). SDV363281.

(07/09/2007) The disturbed cairn is covered by moorland grass . Surveyed at 1:2500 scale.

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

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. 59.
SDV229817Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume.
SDV249697Monograph: Rowe, S.. 1896. A Perambulation of the Forest of Dartmoor. Perambulation of the Forest of Dartmoor. Unknown. 191.
SDV272207Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57SE34. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV272214Article in Serial: Gerrard, S.. 1999. Meavy Valley Archaeology. Har Tor Stone Rows and Cairns. Meavy Valley Archaeology. 9. 13; figs 6-7.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 174.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152549, MPP 130689.
SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4438.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #122397 ]
SDV363282Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX57SE34. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7517 - Survey of Har Tor tin works
  • EDV7526 - Survey of Har Tor Stone Rows and Cairns

Date Last Edited:Oct 22 2019 11:15AM