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HER Number:MDV4026
Name:Cairn 300 metres south-east of Yellowmead Stone Circles, Sheepstor

Summary

This cairn has been much robbed by digging away the centre from the north side where there is a 2.0 metre gap in the rim-like perimeter. Its diameter is 8.0 metres and rim height 0.4 metres. There is no trace of a kerb or of a cist.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 577 677
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric cairn 50 metres west of Longstone Leat, Sheepstor

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 17
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/30
  • Pastscape: 438547
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950/1977, SX56NE17 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV217324.

(Visited 12/5/1950) Cairn, partly turf covered with hollow in centre. Badly mutilated. Diameter 9.0 metres, height 0.3 metres.
(Visited 01/06/1977) SX 57786775. This cairn is on level ground at about 300 metres OD. It has been much robbed by digging away the centre from the north side where there is a 2.0 metre gap in the rim-like perimeter. Its diameter is 8.0 metres and rim height 0.4 metres. There is no trace of a kerb or of a cist. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD at SX 57786775.


National Monument Record, 1977, SX5667, 1/126 (Aerial Photograph). SDV231152.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 166 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(Visited 21/6/1974) Cairn, interior gutted. Diameter 11.0 metres, height 0.3 metres.


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

Visible on 1977 aerial photograph and recorded in project.


Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Probable site of cairn visible on the aerial photographs.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV217324Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950/1977. SX56NE17. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV231152Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. SX5667. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 1/126.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 166.
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.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #117846 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV25290Related to: Streamworks on Narrator Brook tributary, Sheepstor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 17 2019 2:32PM