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HER Number:MDV4047
Name:Cairn at Drizzlecombe


South-easternmost of a line of three cairns located at the north-eastern end of a stone row.


Grid Reference:SX 592 670
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/46/1
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Quinnell, N. V., 10/09/1995, Cairn (Worksheet). SDV350844.

Terminal cairn at the north-eastern end of Drizzelcombe Row Worth 19. Aligned almost on the centre of the row. 0.6-0.7 metres high with diameters of 8.5 by 9.0 metres. Its flattish top, about 5.0 metres across, has a central excavation pit, 2.5 - 3.0 metres wide and up to 0.6 metres deep. Upcast may have heightened the mound but there are no prominet spoil heaps. 17 fairly earthfast stones are visible around the cairn of which at least 4 may be displaced.

Worth, R. H., 1967, Worth's Dartmoor, 210, No. 19, Fig. 73 (Monograph). SDV337618.

Circled barrow, 34 feet diameter at the north-east end of Drizzlecombe Group 'C'.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Cairn visible on aerial photograph, at the north-eastern end of the southern of two parallel stone rows.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1967. Worth's Dartmoor. Worth's Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 210, No. 19, Fig. 73.
  • Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #90819 ]
  • Worksheet: Quinnell, N. V.. 10/09/1995. Cairn. Worksheet.

Associated Monuments

MDV14776Related to: Alignment (Monument)
MDV14772Related to: Cairn (Monument)
MDV3329Related to: CAIRN in the Parish of Sheepstor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 2 2015 11:10AM