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HER Number:MDV4183
Name:Cairn 500 metres north-east of Wedlake, Peter Tavy

Summary

Cairn bisected by a stone-faced newtake wall, consisting on the uphill side of a turf-covered rather amorphous stony mound with a small pit near the centre, measuring 13 metres by 6 metres. The lower part, now evident as a robbed, semi-circular turf-covered stony bank, measures overall 13 metres by 9 metres.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 542 775
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of a Bronze Age cairn 500 metres north-east of Wedlake, Peter Tavy, bisected by Newtake wall

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NW 16
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/62
  • Pastscape: 439768
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX57NW16 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV228121.

A large hut circle, which has been partly destroyed by the construction of a newtake wall through it. The wall is composed of the usual turf covered stones. Accurate measurements impossible.


Royal Air Force, 1964, 58/6399, F65 0042-0043 (Aerial Photograph). SDV225273.


National Monuments Record, 1977, NMR SX5377, 4/253 (Aerial Photograph). SDV228503.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 161, 34B (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

7/8/1976 Cairn, hollow towards centre, shown on 6 inch Ordnance Survey map sheet as a hut circle. The newtake wall rises as it goes over it. Diameter 11.5 metres, height 1.0 metres.


NMR, 1979, SF1510, 191 (Aerial Photograph). SDV224088.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Visible on various aerial photographs and recorded on map overlay.


Newman, P., 2003, The Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Peter Tavy, Devon and its Prehistoric Environs, Fig 2 (Report - Survey). SDV255420.

Cairn shown on the english heritage survey of 2003 on the field boundary.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Cairn is depicted on the modern mapping.


National Monument Record, 2017, Pastscape (Website). SDV359964.

SX 5428 7755. This probable cairn was constructed on a slope and it is now bisected by a stone-faced newtake wall.
The part on the uphill side of the wall is a turf-covered rather amorphous stony mound with a small pit near the centre; it measures 13 metres wide (along the wall) and 6 metres transversly. The lower part, now evident as a robbed, semi-circular turf-covered stony bank, measures overall 13 metres (along the wall) and 9 metres transversly. The bank is on average 1.8 metres wide, 0.6 metres high externally and 0.3 metres high internally, the interior is badly disturbed. The whole is in a poor state of preservation (citing Fletcher, M. J., 19/11/1987, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England field investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV224088Aerial Photograph: NMR. 1979. SF1510. 191.
SDV225273Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1964. 58/6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. F65 0042-0043.
SDV228121Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57NW16. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV228503Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. NMR SX5377. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4/253.
SDV255420Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2003. The Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Peter Tavy, Devon and its Prehistoric Environs. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. 25. A4 Comb Bound. Fig 2.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 161, 34B.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #91221 ]
SDV359964Website: National Monument Record. 2017. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV4184Related to: Cairn 670 metres north-east of Wedlake, Peter Tavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7275 - Survey of the Langstone Moor stone circle and other prehistoric monuments nearby

Date Last Edited:May 30 2017 4:18PM