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HER Number:MDV42373
Name:Cairn north-east of Harford Moor Gate


One of two cairns north-east of Harford Moor Gate. Diameter 7.5 metres, height 0.4 metres. Turf covered, with traces of a retaining kerb. Scheduled area is incorrectly located to the north-west.


Grid Reference:SX 645 597
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/190
  • Old SAM Ref: 10618

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV159622.

Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments) one of 2 cairns ne of harford moor gate. Diameter 7.5m, height 0.4m. Turf covered, with traces of a retaining kerb (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV159623.

Des=ancient monuments.

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

This cairn can be seen on the aerial photography at this location (matches Mastermap), but not on any of the other versions available to view in-house.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Cairn is depicted on the modern mapping.

English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

This cairn occupies a prominent position on the brow of a hill, its relationship to other ceremonial and settlement monuments in this part of the Erme Valley, including Bullaven Reave which lies immediately to the north, indicates the wealth of evidence for prehistoric activity on this part of the Moor. This cairn, one of two north-east of Harford Moor Gate, is 7.5m in diameter and 0.4m in height, it is turf-covered and has traces of a retaining kerb.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV159622Report - Survey: AM.
SDV159623Migrated Record:
SDV345751Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #91411 ]
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV42776Related to: Cairn north-east of Harford Moor Gate (Monument)
MDV25312Related to: Field system east of Harford (Monument)
MDV13092Related to: Same as MDV42776 (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 11:08AM