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HER Number:MDV4015
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Sheepstor


Cist. One of two cairns north of gutter tor. On moorland. Cairn diam 9m (ancient monuments).


Grid Reference:SX 576 671
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/144
  • Old SAM County Ref: 575
  • Old SAM Ref: 10581

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=2/2/1972 (grinsell) as os (grinsell).

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV216463.

Cist. One of two cairns north of gutter tor. On moorland. Cairn diam 9m (ancient monuments).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV216468.

Vis=not visible 1946 raf verticals (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV216470.

Osa=sx56ne39/plan, photographs.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV216471.

Birkett-dixon, c. /70th report on barrows/1952 offprint.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV216472.

Worth, r. N. /tda/72(1940)63-4/plan.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV216473.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)166/sheepstor 9.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV216474.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)76/e38.

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

Vis=30/5/1950 (os) a small kist set in a small cairn 3.8m diameter, height 0.2m. The present depth of the kist is 0.2m, the coverstone is missing. Ten stones are visible in the ruined retaining circle - two of which still stand.

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

Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments) cairn 5m diam, 0.4m high (am). Platform circle. Ring of kerb stones, 3.4m internal diam, enclosing flat-topped cairn 0.25m high with central cist (turner).

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UPRM-21 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(29/01/2020) Condition assessed by volunteer recorders as good, although dense reeds are partially obscuring this cairn. South and west side stones are noted as in situ; could not locate north and east side stones.

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

Cairn photographed during January 2020 visit.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV216463Migrated Record: Ancient Monuments.
SDV216468Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV216470Migrated Record:
SDV216471Migrated Record:
SDV216472Migrated Record:
SDV216473Migrated Record:
SDV216474Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. OSA. Card Index.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UPRM-21.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area
  • EDV8227 - Ringmoor Training Area: Monument Baseline Condition Survey

Date Last Edited:Nov 20 2020 3:41PM