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HER Number:MDV40740
Name:Cairn south of Haytor Rocks, Ilsington


Prehistoric cairn to the south of Haytor Rocks. Nationally important site.


Grid Reference:SX 756 768
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and stone walls of a Bronze age parallel reave system on Haytor Down with a number of hut circle settlements, enclosures and prehistoric cairns, plus 19th century Bagtor Tin Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/231
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Early Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 2200 BC to 700 BC (Between))

Full description

Glanville, P., 1991, Cairn south of Haytor Rocks (Worksheet). SDV345520.

Small round cairn approximately 5 metres diameter and 1 metre high. Hollow in the centre suggesting disturbance of kistvaen at some stage.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 21 (Monograph). SDV299725.

About 50 metres to the north of the bend in the road below Haytor Rocks are the remains of a cairn. The tops of a few set slabs show through the turf covering a low mound of small stones circa 8 metres diameter by 0.3 metres high. The upcast from the central pirt having been thrown to one side. Other details: Map 1, Site 8.

Newman, P., 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon, 4, Figure 2 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

Beside the road at SX75637681. A low turf covered earth mound of 8 metres diameter.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 2002, Haytor Down: The Archaeology (Plan - measured). SDV359685.

Shown on surevy.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

Cairn south of Haytor Rocks considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Number 7.

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

Cairn shown on digital survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 21.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345520Worksheet: Glanville, P.. 1991. Cairn south of Haytor Rocks. Worksheet.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #90886 ]
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 4, Figure 2.
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV78669Related to: Cairns on Emsworthy Rocks,Ilsington (Monument)
MDV8080Related to: FINDSPOT in the Parish of Ilsington (Find Spot)
MDV26958Related to: Parallel reave system south of Haytor Rocks (Monument)
MDV26517Related to: Trackway south of Haytor Rocks, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)

Date Last Edited:Jul 29 2016 10:59AM