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HER Number:MDV4191
Name:CAIRN in the Parish of Peter Tavy


C.300m n of summit of cox tor is a large cairn of stones, much pillaged, but still large enough to form a landmark. Diam 22.87m. Height 1.8m (baring-gould).


Grid Reference:SX 530 763
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/70
  • Old SAM County Ref: 416B
  • Old SAM Ref: 22226
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


Vis=-/-/1992 (gerrard) oval mound 23.8m e-w by 28.2m n-s; 1.2m high. Central hollow 3m diam, 0.8m deep (mpp).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=7/5/1974 (grinsell) cairn. Hollow towards centre. Height 1.2m (grinsell).

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV225036.

Vis=-/1/1959 (ancient monuments) one of three cairns on cox tor. Centre concave but cairn possibly intact.

NMR, CITING OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV225038.

Vis=7/11/1980 (os) cairn of small stones 23.8m by 28.2m, 1.2m high. Built on a low bluff of outcrop with no evidence of any kerb or retaining circle. Centre has been disturbed (nmr, citing os).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225040.

Recorded (rchm app 1985).

NMR, CITING WILSON-NORTH, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV225041.

Vis=18/7/1991 (rchme) massive robbed cairn with diam averaging 24m, height 1.4m. Exploits a natural outcrop which enhances its height when viewed from n (nmr, citing wilson-north).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225043.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225044.

Baring gould, s. /tda/30(1898)105/5th report of the dartmoor exploration committee.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225045.

Worth, r. N. /tda/25(1893)544.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV225046.

Aph=nmr sf2112/1315(19/4/1982).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225047.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)161/dartmoor barrows.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225048.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities - the north/(1991)84.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV225049.

Des=wilson-north, r. /(18/7/1991)/rchme field investigation.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=11/8/1950 (os) centre hollow, apparently pillaged. Small stones. Not excavated. Diameter 19.5m, height 1.3m.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV225036Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV225038Report - Survey: NMR, CITING OS.
SDV225040Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV225041Report - Survey: NMR, CITING WILSON-NORTH.
SDV225043Migrated Record:
SDV225044Migrated Record:
SDV225045Migrated Record:
SDV225046Aerial Photograph:
SDV225047Migrated Record:
SDV225048Migrated Record:
SDV225049Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2015 3:59PM