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HER Number:MDV4027
Name:Cairn 265 meters north-west of Ditsworthy Warren House

Summary

Cairn 265 meters north-west of Ditsworthy Warren House Cairn north-west of Ditsworthy Warren House. Survey in 2017 recorded the feature as a stony round cairn west of Ditsworthy, which may be the result of field clearance deposited on an earlier feature. Condition fair, site stable.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 581 663
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/31
  • Old SAM County Ref: 491
  • Old SAM Ref: 10643

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX56NE52 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV217409.

A cairn, diameter 11.0 meters, height 1.7 meters. This barrow is not turf-covered.

Worth, R. H., 1953, Dartmoor, 164 (Monograph). SDV231148.

Ministry of Works, 1962, Cairn north-west of Ditsworthy Warren House (Schedule Document). SDV217407.

This cairn lies north-west of Ditsworthy Warren House on a west-facing slope above Meavy Pool and the north bank of the River Plym. It consists of a mound of stones built on a base made up of earth and stone which projects to form a rim 0.4 meters in height. The mound is 14.0 meters by 12.0 meters in diameter and 1.5 meters in height.

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

Site visited on 29th July 1972. Cairn, mutilated, diameter 12.0 meters, height 1.3 meters.

National Monuments Record, 1983, NMR SF2134, 52 (Aerial Photograph). SDV238551.

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

Site recorded.

Whitbourn, A., 2001, An Archaeological Investigation into features comprising, and associated with, Ditsworthy Warren, 80 (Report - Assessment). SDV360381.

Shapeless cairn, not Prehistoric.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

Circular Prehistoric cairn.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Ringmoor Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Report - Survey). SDV361636.

(04/12/2017) A stony round cairn west of Ditsworthy, which may be the result of field clearance deposited on an earlier feature. Condition fair, site stable.

Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England, 1012053 (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

Cairn north-west of Ditsworthy Warren House.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, UP-DZ 16 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 01/02/2020. Overall condition very good. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, UP-DZ 16 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 0° showing cairn surrounded by close cropped grass/moss.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV217407Schedule Document: Ministry of Works. 1962. Cairn north-west of Ditsworthy Warren House. The Schedule of Monuments. Digital.
SDV217409Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX56NE52. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV231148Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1953. Dartmoor. Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 164.
SDV238551Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1983. NMR SF2134. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 52.
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.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV360381Report - Assessment: Whitbourn, A.. 2001. An Archaeological Investigation into features comprising, and associated with, Ditsworthy Warren. A4 Comb Bound. 80.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1012053.
SDV361636Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Ringmoor Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UP-DZ 16.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UP-DZ 16.

Associated Monuments

MDV14728Related to: Coombe Hatch, Limekilns (Monument)
MDV14142Related to: Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122229Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement to the east of Eastern Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122230Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement to the east of Eastern Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122231Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement to the east of Eastern Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122232Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement to the east of Eastern Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122233Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement to the east of Eastern Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122234Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement to the east of Eastern Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122235Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement to the east of Eastern Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122236Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement to the east of Eastern Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV4023Related to: Prehistoric Settlement to the east of Eastern Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor
  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7551 - Ditsworthy Warren: An archaeological investigation
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey
  • EDV8227 - Ringmoor Training Area: Monument Baseline Condition Survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 13 2020 9:16AM