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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).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record: Ancient Monuments.
  • Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
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  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Migrated 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

Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2015 3:57PM